Sunday, March 4, 2018


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"What Kind Of" (2016) by Maïmouna Guerresi, Lambda print, 70x70 cm 
When Ernest and his mom visited Senegal to trace their African ancestral roots in 2004, it began his fascination with all things Senegalese including photographer Maïmouna Guerresi. Born in Italy and raised Roman Catholic, Guerresi converted to Islam after living in Senegal. Her work flawlessly reflects the spiritual and ancestry of Africa and Europe with recurrent metaphors such as the hijab, trees, and contrasts of white and black. Recent exhibitions include last month’s Investec Cape Town Art Fair, and “Islamic Art Now” at LACMA, Los Angeles in 2016. In this week’s Art of the Week, Maïmouna Guerresi's “What Kind Of" presents an intimate perspective on worship and African identity.

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