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Binta Diaw

Paesaggi Corporali, 2024

Binta Diaw

Polymeric PVC adhesive printing

The image of a body-landscape dialogues with the outline of the Hill of San Licerio. In the photograph, the artist's own body takes on the contours of a physical place, of a natural morphology. "The body" - Binta Diaw explains - "is the essence of my artistic practice. It is that personal place that is sometimes also social, political and collective'. Autobiography, questions of belonging, descent, memory, silenced histories and the African diaspora are at the center of her research. Binta Diaw translates these themes into works and installations, driven by a sense of "freedom and responsibility".  Part of the series Bodily Landscapes, the photograph renders the body as a terrain of resistance. The drawing, made with colored chalk, traces paths and further landscapes on the image, evoking roots immersed in the earth that, as she explains, can also be "lianas of genealogies, charged with temporality through which it is always possible to discover, uncover and imagine the continuation of the story".

Binta Diaw

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