Jenny Honnert Abell

ART IN EMBASSIES Dakar, Senegal 2013

In 2012 I was awarded a commission by the Art in Embassies Program to produce 10 works for the new US Embassy building in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. As part of the commission I traveled to Dakar for 5 days in December 2012 to experience the people, culture, and to visit the new US facility. The series of 10 works on old book covers that were produced as a result of my trip, reflect my observations and interactions in this robust and visually stimulating environment.

Please visit the Art in Embassies website to view the cultural outreach by this State Department program which celebrated it's 50 year anniversary in 2012. The extensive site is an impressive archive of US government support of artists work, and the facilitation of the exchanges between artists from around the world, resulting in a collection of collaborative, historical works.

My series was added to the site in fall 2013 when the installation in the Embassy was completed.

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©2014 All art is copyrighted by Jenny Honnert Abell, and may be used only by permission from the artist.