The Coumo Foundation has agreed to be the principal sponsor for ‘Les Itineraires Artistiques de Saint-Louis 2020’.
This celebratory exhibition of local and national Senegalese artists is held each year in the idyllic coastal city of Saint-Louis. Renowned for its colonial architecture and its famous Faidherbe bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1865, the city was designated a world Heritage site in 2000.
‘Les Itineraires Artistiques de Saint-Louis’ exhibition was founded in 2013 by the Senegalese artist Abdou Karim Fall. The literal translation of Itineraires Artistiques is artistic routes. Abdou Karim Fall is a member of the artists collective ‘Groupe D10’ and has collaborated with the Cuomo Foundation most recently on their hospital project, the CCPC in Dakar. In 2008 he participated in the ‘SenaGala’ exhibition event held in Monaco by the Cuomo Foundation.
Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic this year’s exhibition will be postponed until later in the year, with a date still to be announced. It will be a ‘special edition’ with added participation of artists from the Gambia and Mauritania exhibiting their works alongside their Senegalese counterparts.
Itinéraires artistiques de Saint-Louis, 2019 © photo N’darCréation
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Founded in 2013 by the artists association Ndar Creations and under the auspices of the Senegalese Ministry of Culture, this annual Saint-Louis cultural exhibition has quickly established itself as a major event on the Senegalese art scene.
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