is a center for art, knowledge and society. It is an initiative involved with curatorial practice, artistic education, residencies, knowledge production, and archiving of theory and criticism on art.
It works to foster appreciation and growth of artistic and intellectual creativity in Africa. The programme is trans-disciplinary and is equally informed by literature, film, architecture, politics, fashion, cuisine and diaspora.
Images for our times
Directed by Eric Baudelaire
Call for applications open until June 30th, 2019 at midnight.
RAW Académie Session 7 directed by artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire, will focus on film. New ways to see, to hear and to share, to help us question the urgencies of the present, not so much to explain them but to question ourselves in the face of them. Seven weeks to reflect on the relationship between film and actuality, between images and events, between art and the real.
Ouvert du 2 au 29 mai 2019
Dans le cadre de l’exposition P04 (Blackout) sur la recherche en cours de l’artiste danois Christian Danielewitz sur les dommages socio-écologiques causés par les industries mondiales de l’extraction des ressources, RAW Material Company organise trois ateliers de renforcement de capacités et de partage d’expériences, de ressources et de méthodes entre les militant.e.s de la cause environnementale.
Les ateliers se tiendront les 12, 19 et 26 juin 2019 entre 14h30 et 17h à RAW Material Company avec la collaboration de Abdoul Aziz Diop du forum civil et membre de la coalition Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez-PCQVP et Oumar Diallo membre de la coalition PCQVP.
RAW Material Company’s residency programme started in 2011 and has welcomed more than 40 artists, writers, researchers, curators, etc. from various nationalities, in Dakar. The residency programme is open to visual artists interested in any medium, from writers, musicians, filmmakers and architects to curators, researchers or student researchers.
The RAW Material Company residency is located in the Baobabs neighbourhood and has the capacity to welcome two artists in residence. The space is a 15 minute walk from RAW's headquarters and is 20 minutes by car from Dakar's downtown.
RAW Académie is an experimental residential programme for the research and study of artistic and curatorial practice and thought. The programme takes place over 7 weeks in Dakar. It is dedicated to a dynamic reflection on artistic research, curatorial practice and critical writing. The Académie is held during two distinct sessions per year; October–December and April–June. Each session is directed by a lead faculty who has displayed an off-the-beaten-track practice in regard to art, curating and art criticism. Session 6 will be led by Koyo Kouh, the artistic director of RAW Material Company. It will take place from 18th March to 10th May 2019.