Institut du Monde Arabe exhibition – Islamic Treasures of Africa: From Timbuktu to Zanzibar

From April 14, 2017 to July 30, 2017, Yelimane was part of a widely publicized and highly reviewed exhibition at the Institute of the Arab World in Paris, France.  The exhibition, entitled Treasures of Islam in Africa: From Timbuktu to Zanzibar, was attended by the presidents of France, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Morocco.  A very large piece by Mr. Fall was exhibited alongside a reproduction of the only known photo of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba.

The French international newspaper Le Monde also did a video gallery-walk of the exhibition, and you may see Yelimane Fall’s work (and other examples of African calligraphy and Islamic art) by watching the video embedded in their Compte Rendu: Revivez notre visite de l’exposition « Trésors de l’islam en Afrique » à l’IMA from 4/13/2017 (skip to 23:45).

The president of Morocco thought so highly of the exhibition he is having it brought to the Moroccan capital of Rabat in 2019.