The group exhibition ABSENCE: 3 perspectives on departure features three European artists working on issues related to migration, religion, and popular culture in Senegal. While most exhibitions around migration tend to look at the trans-national political and geographical space, this exhibition focuses on intimacy and privacy. The perspectives are those of the migrants; what they leave behind them and what they recreate at destination to build a sense of attachment.
A subtext of the exhibition is the recurrent presence of the representation of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, founder and supreme leader of the Mourid Brotherhood—a Sufi-oriented Islamic current strongly established in Senegal.
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