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Movement and Stories of Lost Dreams: Alexis Peskine at Dak’Art 2016 Biennale

Alexis Peskine's Dak'Art installation, reminiscent to Théodore Géricault's 'The Raft of Medusa,' focuses on the complexities of migration.

On July 2, 1816, a French naval warship by the name of Medusa sank off the coast of Mauritania, leaving behind a raft of around 150 people. Thirteen days later, when rescue parties arrived, only 15 of them had survived after enduring dehydration and cannibalism, and the survivors were taken to St. Louis in Senegal.

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