Touch Me captures scenes in dance courses, amusement parks and cruise ships in Sweden. In all these places people gather to dance to “dansbandsmusik” (Swedish for dance band music). 


The City in the Blue Daylight

Dakar Biennial 2016
(Volume 1 + 2)

Dak'Art is one of the most important art forums on the African continent. This is the twelfth time that the Biennale of Contemporary African Art has taken place in Senegal. The curator is the French art critic and author Simon Njami. The catalogue is published in two volumes. The first volume addresses the works of the 65 participating artists. The second volume covers the city as a place of artistic development and inspiration.

This publication is an important contribution to the establishment and globalisation of African art criticism. It is a must read for anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive view of contemporary African art.

Participating Artists

Akirash Akindiya, Heba Amin, Héla Ammar, Kader Attia, Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Yassine Balbzioui, Sammy Baloji, Arébénor Bassene, Yesmine Ben Khelil, Nabil Boutros,Poku Cheremeh, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Julien Creuzet, Gopal Dagnogo, Dalila Dalleas Bouzar, Monica De Miranda, Mbaye Babacar Diouf, Victor Ehikhamenor, Badr El Hammami , Yesmine Elmeleegy, Theo Eshetu, Modupeola Fadugba, Franck Fanny, Jellel Gasteli, François-Xavier Gbré, Yo-Yo Gonthier, Simon Gush, Delio Jasse, Mouna Jemal Siala, Euridice Getulio Kala, Samson Kambalu, Mouna Karray, Bronwyn Katz, Ala Kheir, Wanja Kimani, Moridja Kitenge Banza, Moshekwa Langa, Youssef Limoud, Michèle Magema, Anna Mapoubi, Safaa Mazirh, Fatima Mazmouz, Yara Mekawei & Lamis Haggag, Nandipha Mntambo, Aïda Muluneh, Lavar Munroe, Mwangi/ Hutter, Moataz Nasr, Ndoye Douts, Aimé Ntakiyica, Folakunle Oshun, Amira Parée, Maurice Pefura, Tracey Rose, Henri Sagna, Hippolyte Sama, Kemang Wa Lehulere, William Wambugu, Ouattara Watts


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"The City in the Blue Daylight "

May 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0244-2, 978-3-7356-0247-3

19 x 26 cm

320 Pages

216 colored and 64 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: English, French

Simon Njami
Text by
Mara Ambrožič, Nadine Aimé Bilong aka Nad Bil, Orlando Britto, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Solange Farkas, Valentina Levy, Sujong Song, Sumesh Sharma, Delphine Calmettes, Marilyn Douala-Bell, Marion Louisgrand, Simon Njami, Azu Nwagbogu
Design by
Louise Boiron & Théodore Famery
Dakar Biennial 2016: 3 May – 2 June 2016 in Dakar, Senegal