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Daily Helping for October 4th, 2021 – Ce qui s’oublie et ce qui reste

A photo of an artwork made of strips of white fabric with black detailing and symbols on them. When the strips reach the ground, they extend outward on the floor in varying lengths.

This is embarrassing. I saw the piece pictured above at the Ce qui s’oublie et ce qui reste exhibition at the Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration à Paris. This exhibition was being presented in partnership with the Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden, and featured artworks from artists of the African diaspora. The exhibition was incredible, but I was particularly taken by the piece above. It was massive, spanning several stories, and yet the images contained within the strips of fabric were intricate and impossibly detailed. It was a beautiful contradiction, and I spent a lot of time just gazing up at it. And then I promptly forgot to note the name of the artist and artwork.

However, I still wanted to share this beautiful work of art, despite my colossal brain fart. So here it is. I sincerely apologize to the artist for the lack of name recognition in today’s helping. Please know that I love your work and I feel privileged to have seen it in person.

A photo of the strips of fabric hanging against the wall, stretching up several stories.

Suggestions for artists I should check out? Please contact me with your ideas. I hope you enjoyed your daily helping of art!