Abdoulaye Konaté, “Le dos à l’Âme (Soul Denial),” 2008.
Textile, © the artist.
Photo: Jeff Morgan.

Iniva at Rivington Place
7 December 2011–3 January 2012

Artist Abdoulaye Konaté speaks to the street in Iniva’s (Institute of International Visual Arts) fifth annual window commission. He reflects on the relationship in Africa between power and religion—the position of Christianity and Islam within political and cultural life. Commissioned especially for the vast window space of Rivington Place, this new 7 metre long textile work merges political commentary and traditional craftsmanship.

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