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A Tour of the World in 6 Artworks: Ndary Lô’s Délit de surcharge: Art, government, and global commerce at Dak’Art 2004
Start Date: 2/23/2023Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 2/23/2023End Time: 2:00 PM
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The Weissman Center for International Business presents the third series of masterclasses in the arts, A Tour of the World in Six Artworks.

This series of 6 masterclasses by art historians will connect world cultures with the fine arts, to see if we can find an alternate way to become globally-accomplished students. For Baruch students who wish to in order to operate at the highest echelons of business and industry, a working knowledge of art history and culture will be indispensable.

Dana Liljegren, PhD candidate in art history at the CUNY Grad Center, returns for another look at recycling and art in Senegal. 

"Ndary Lô’s Délit de surcharge: Art, government, and global commerce at Dak’Art 2004"

In September of 2002, a Senegalese passenger ferry called the Joola was tragically shipwrecked off the coast of the Gambia, resulting in the death of more than 1,800 passengers. Nearly two years later, the 2004 installment of Dak’Art – Senegal’s contemporary art biennial – included numerous artistic responses to the capsized ferry and its lost passengers. The late artist Ndary Lô (1961–2017) used his signature method of artistic récupération—crafting sculpture and assemblage installations out of repurposed materials from the local environment—to create Délit de surcharge (2004). The prevalence of récupération, as both an artistic strategy and a conceptualization, has characterized the work of many contemporary Senegalese artists since the 1990s. Its processes of recovery, reclamation, and recycling have undeniable ties to Dakar’s rehabilitation movement of the late 1980s and early ‘90s, during which professional and amateur artists took to the streets to rescue the city from the destruction of a waste management crisis. This presentation considers Lô’s work alongside the perspectives and theories of new materialism, ecology, and international economics, and aims to illuminate the deepening connection between contemporary artistic production, sustainability, and the globalized nature of modern commerce. 

Register for this event and the other events in the series at 

See more information about the series at

The events are free and open to the Baruch community. 
Contact Information:
Name: Sarah Demetz
Phone: 646.312.2073
Dak'Art 2004
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