Orientation Trip 2011 - Mali, Senegal and Marocco07/03/2011
WESTERN AFRICA ORIENTATION TRIP 2011
02.03.2011 > 14.03.2011
For several years the Mondriaan Foundation together with the Prins Claus Fund and Premsela, in collaboration with BAM, Danish Arts Agency and Pro Helvetia, has been organizing an annual foreign orientation trip for art professionals to less-known but interesting regions of the world.
This year the trip will take place from 2 to 14 March. The group will visit museums, galleries and will meet people working in the field of contemporary art in Bamako (Mali), Dakar (Senegal) and Casablanca (Morocco).
The goal of this orientation travel is to extend international networks and contacts, and to stimulate the international dialogue between art professionals. A selected number of institutions, such as galleries and museums, will be visited. With this initiative, the organisations want to contribute to a quality intercultural dialogue, stimulating future cross-cultural exchanges between cultural institutions and individuals in different countries.
Belgian participants of this trip were Femke Snelting (Constant vzw), Veerle Wenes (Galerie Valerie Traan) and Chris Méplon (writer, journalist).
Read more about the trip on the blog: orientation trip2011
Image: © Haco de Ridder