Benin International Arts Festival at Dakar! Throw Back On History
Benin International Arts Festival at Dakar
The year 2010 gave the city of Dakar the opportunity to host the largest arts festival of Africa. The event was held for thirty days starting from 7 May and ending on 7th June. Thirty-eight artists took part in this art competition from 16 countries. The next event will give space to represent 87 other artists from 27 countries.
It forced visitors as well as artists to take flights to Dakar this year. One thing very interesting about this event is that it takes place in even numbers years on a biennial schedule. A number of institutes as well as artists participating in this competition. It was started in the year 1992 and has now become the leading arts festival in the region.
Artists taken Dakar flights to participate in this show belonged to Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Congo, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Benin International Arts Festival at Dakar: the Benin Republic cultural festival
It is said that it was attended by almost 50,000 visitors that included both locals and flights to Dakar Although it included artwork from many artists but most popular ones out of them are; Jack Beng-Thi, Louis Cameron, Arjan Martins, Kori Newkirk, Senam Okudzeto, Keith Piper and William L Pope.
These artists got appreciation from cheap Dakar flights takers from all over the globe. Participants of this event took part in the motive of rewriting history.
The decision for the best artwork was made by an international jury which consists of a pool of five commissioners. The Benin International Arts Festival at Dakar 2010 was held under the theme “Retrospective and Perspective”. As it attracted 50,000 audiences from almost all countries of Africa it is estimated that the next festival will also be greatly capturing cheap flights to Dakar and the number of attendees will increase to almost one million.
The displays in this festival were both traditional styles such as paintings and sculptures and more modern expressions. Due to the success of the event, it will result in the holding of a large number of other parallel events in Dakar. It will capture flights to Dakar from the UK and other parts as well as from Africa.
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