The Prince of Shadows by Saïdou Dicko and Michaëla Hadji-Minaglou

Saturday 14 May 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Somerset House
Mezzanine - Discovery Section (D)

Saïdou Dicko

The Prince of Shadows" - the second publication of AFIKARIS Gallery - is the first book to arise from the collaboration between AFIKARIS and Saïdou Dicko. This book is an invitation to travel through almost 10 years of the artist's career and to create infinite stories featuring the children (or at least their shadows), animals, fabrics, cans, rugs, or other elements of décor that have once crossed his path. We have selected about a hundred works: photographs, painted photographs, watercolours and works on fabric, representative of his recent work. We have produced an editorial work distilled into different contents, in order to detect more precisely the message behind the image. You will find an original interview with the artist, an in-depth analysis by Michaela Hadji-Minaglou: "The image poet", as well as three texts written by Saïdou Dicko himself on his work and his life, written at different stages of his career.