Vail Visiting Artist At Denison Gives Public Slide Presentation/Lecture
Date of Event: March 26, 2002
Posted: March 19, 2002
A Vail Visiting Artist will present a slide presentation/lecture about his work at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (March 26) in Room 104 of the Cleveland Hall Annex, Mulberry Circle. Modou Dieng, an artist who is a native of Dakar, Senegal, works in mixed media of photography and painting.
Dieng's art conveys his experiences of contemporary urban life as well as international politics and culture, says Joanna Grabski, assistant professor in the art department. Now a resident of Providence, R.I., Dieng's work was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Art in an exhibition titled "Fusion: The Art of Contemporary Africa" and at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell Mass. in "A Continent Away: Multiple Identities in Contemporary African Art."
He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Senegal and also was included in an exhibition at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Senegal, Radio Nostalgie, and Historical Museum Gor?e in 1995. He has done the interior and exterior decoration for the film "Les Caprices d'un Fleuve" in Senegal and was a cultural consultant with Africa Consultants International.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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