October sees London’s iconic Somerset House showcase the first solo exhibition in the UK of the late Malian photographer, Malick Sidebé. Sidibé is celebrated for his black and white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital, Bamako, in the wake of the country’s independence in 1960. The exhibition presents 45 original prints from the 1960s and 1970s based around the themes of: Tiep à Bamako / Nightlife in Bamako, Au Fleuve Niger / Beside the Niger River, Le Studio / The Studio.
Our friends at Darkroom have curated an exclusive retail space to run alongside the much anticipated exhibition, inspired by Africa, Mali and Sidebé’s work. Larke frames and sunglasses in limited acetates can be found in good company, sitting alongside an edit of specially sourced handmade jewellery, textiles, homewares and a selection of rare vinyl.
The Courtyard Gallery, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA. 06 October 2016 – 15 January 2017