2017 | 29'17"
Guest director | Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Taking Abdoulaye Konaté's participation in the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil as its starting point, the documentary focuses on the work, career and thought process of the Malian artist, a central character in the contemporary African scene. The film follows his visits to Brazil, specifically to the Guarani people, who live off the coast of São Paulo, whose art inspired one of the works shown at the event, his participation in other international exhibitions, his work in the studio and Konaté's central role in the creation of the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédia Balla Fasséké Kouyaté, in Bamako. However, more than providing a glimpse at the career of a successful artist, the film reveals the commitment of a creator who paved the way for a dozen other artists, curators and art critics in sub-Saharan Africa, navigating the arid post-colonial reality of these territories, without ever relinquishing his poetic convictions.