The artistic work of Thierno Diallo as part of our Lockdown Residency represents a critical and reflective act of self-care - the reconstruction of self-care as a political act.

"Taking care of yourself is not self-indulgence, it is self-protection, and that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde

“In my work, I was inspired by this quote from Audre Lorde. I'm trying to focus on the point of the political act as self-care and not self-care as a type of consumption or just on hashtags on Instagram. I define self-care in terms of cultural, spiritual and mental aspects that are very important to us as people in this hyper-consumerist world. I called it Radical Self'care because it should be different from the self-care we know in our social media world today. " - Thierno Diallo

Artist: Thierno Diallo
Title: Radical Self'care
Year: 2020
Material / technology / format: Acrylic paint, black fabric, paper and frame
Dimensions: 200 160 cm x cm

 

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