We are pleased to announce the publication of a catalogue to document the visual artists’ residency which took place in Mali in April, 2014.
KAWRAL was an artistic residency that took place in Mopti in March, 2014. 25 professional artists from throughout Mali worked for three weeks on the themes Reconciliation, Peace and Social Cohesion.
Works produced during the residency were exhibited at the Alliance Franco-Malian in Mopti and toured to the Museum of the Bamako.
The catalogue documents KAWRAL and the works that were exhibited at the Museum of Bamako from April thru September, 2014. It includes profiles of the 25 Malian visual artists who participated in the residency with images of their works as well as essays by the Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, Minister of Culture N’Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo, Director of the Alliance Franco-Malienne, Mopti Hamadoun Diarra and the Groupe Bogolan Kasobane with Janet Goldner. The text is in both English and in French.
The residency was organized and directed by Kandioura Coulibaly, Kletigui Dembele, Janet Goldner and Sira Sissoko with financial support from USAID, Office of Transition Initiative (OTI).