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Masasam is an initiative founded in 2007 by Sandra Maunac and Mónica Santos. Two essential imperatives underlie all the projects they develop as curators: first, the need to represent realities and values different from those that monopolize the cultural sphere in Europe – to rebuild our relationship with the Other. Next, through the work of these artists, Masasam tries to disrupt the logic of conventionally accepted perspectives subject to circular, closed discourses. By contrast, the projects it curates are never intended to be closed either visually or theoretically, but are always open to questioning and debate. Masasam has curated among others: Dakar. Cuerpo a Cuerpo, Elise Fitte-Duval; Keep Your Eye on the Wall, collective exhibition; Fragments of a New History, Zanele Muholi; A Dream of a Return Journey. The Congolese Sape, Héctor Mediavilla and Baudouin Mouanda; Play on Representation, the Egyptian Experiment, Osama Esid. Directors and curators of Alwan 338, 2nd Public Art Festival in Bahrain 2013 and of the book La Sape, Héctor Mediavilla. They have created and directed the Casa África Award at the Bamako photography Biennale and the Collection African Women photographers published by la Fábrica.
Illustration by Mónica Santos