Mademoiselle Kadiatou Touré avec mes verres fumés, 1969

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© Malick Sidibé

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Exhibition overview

In 1995, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented the first solo exhibition of the Malian photographer Malick Sidibé outside of the African continent. One year after the artist’s death on April 14, 2016, the Fondation Cartier pays tribute to him with Mali Twist, a large retrospective exhibition accompanied by a catalogue. The exhibition is conceived and directed by André Magnin, in collaboration with Brigitte Ollier. Along with iconic works, the exhibition presents for the first time a vast collection of vintage photographs and portraits of a timeless beauty, from the artist’s archives.

This exceptional collection of black-and-white photographs provides a thorough immersion in the life of the man who was nicknamed “the eye of Bamako.” The photographs reveal Malick Sidibé’s capacity, starting at the beginning of the 1960s, to grasp the vitality of the youth of Bamako and impose his unique style, recognized today throughout the world.

The title Mali Twist refers to the eponymous song of Malian singer and guitarist Boubacar Traoré, released in 1963.

With works by:
  • Malick Sidibé,
  • JP Mika,
  • Paa Joe

Guided tours

Tuesdays through Fridays at 6:00 PM
Free entry with exhibition admission ticket
Subject to number of available spaces

Image gallery

Malick Sidibé, Regardez-moi !, 1962. Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

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© Malick Sidibé

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Malick Sidibé, c. 1969. Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris

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© Malick Sidibé

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Malick Sidibé, c. 1972. Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris

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© Malick Sidibé

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Malick Sidibé, Mon chapeau et pattes d’éléphant, 1974. Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris

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© Malick Sidibé

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Malick Sidibé, À la plage, 1974. Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris

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© Malick Sidibé

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Malick Sidibé, Nuit de Noël, 1963. Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

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© Malick Sidibé

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Malick Sidibé, Fans de James Brown, 1965. Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

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© Malick Sidibé

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