Jinks Kunst West Africa Mural Project
Djiguene & Goor means “man and woman” in wolof.
In collaboration with various cultural institutions within Western Africa, Jinks wanted to pay homage to men and women in a unique way with some long-lasting frescos. To do the deed, he offered a program that consisted of artistic interventions in public space as well as art workshops in the street in order to teach participants about how to use the stencil technique.
The idea was to do 6 participative murals in Western Africa (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Benin) during the months of September, October and November of 2016.
During the project it was important to solicit the residents’ participation through those who had access to artistic practices while teaching the stencil technique. From their design up to their realization, the purpose was to create a dynamic between the codes of the region and their corresponding values.
Jinks Kunst has produced a book and plans an exhibition in Nantes (France) 2nd March to 28th April.