An Artist's Frustation with Dak'Art
This year’s version of this exhibition did not have a curator and presented fewer artists' work as part of the main exhibition. Dakar was a frustration and disappointment for me. Despite the fact that my work did not arrive on time to be displayed, I felt that the organisation and general communication within the organisational structure was lacking. The exhibition and the events around it had the potential to be really great so it was sad to not get the opportunity to experience it all. Despite all its problems, this event provides a space for interaction and exchange between various players in the art field. The city is beautiful and rich with history, engaging with people from Dakar as well as other artists and critics was the highlight of my trip.
Nandipha Mntambo is a visual artist based in Cape Town.