Architects : Issa Diabaté with Dramane Chérif Aidara

The exhibition design and scenography for Telling Time
has been conceived by the leading Ivorian architect Issa Diabaté
of Koffi Diabaté Architects in Abidjan in collaboration with the
Malian designer Dramane Chérif Aidara of UneOtre design
agency in Bamako. Diabaté’s vision for the biennale is premised
on the idea of creating intimate viewing experiences that emphasize
the presence of the photographs, installations, and video-based
projects on view. The scenography therefore adopts a minimal
design aesthetic that allows the projects to breathe, while also
highlighting the original architectural forms of many
of the biennale’s historic venues.

Institut Français
Ministère de la Culture de l’Artisanat et du Tourisme du Mali