Some notes about contemporary Malian arts who are exploring the medium as an artform
Kader Keita artist & teacher of bogolan in Bamako. Also uses paint & other media.. www.kaderkeita.org
Groupe Kasobané acronymic name of group established in Segou 1978 by Kandioura Coulibaly, Kélétigui Dembélé, Souleymane Goro, Boubacar Doumbia, Baba Fallo Kéïta & Néné Thiam. Exploring African/Malian imagery rather than traditional bogolan iconography. Their website gives full information on their art and ideas plus visuals: www.geocities.com/infomali/bogolan/kasoban.htm
Ismael Diabate uses dyes as drawing medium, for figures and intricate patterns. Also featured on Kasobane website. His Foule de mars 1999 is shown below.
All the above exhibited at Bogolan d’hier à aujourd’hui, Festival sur le Niger, Segou 2007.