The portraits shown in this exhibit depict black women from different backgrounds situated on a composition of haphazard hand-written sentences. These sentences serve as the elemental foundation of the work. They form a compilation of stereotypical and often sexist and racist sentences, that not only the artist herself has been confronted with her whole life, but also many other BPOC.
These prejudices are contradicted with the portraits of the self-confident
women literally and physically placed upon them. The women stare back,
unashamed and proud of their femininity and boldness. Their mission:
an ironic middle finger instead of snootily pointing fingers.
For Sagna, it’s important to raise awareness without accusation.
Of course, by all seriousness the topic this work addresses,
Sagna doesn’t forget a dose of lighter energy, opening up an easier discourse.