• Paweł Althamer, Youssouf Dara, Toguna, 2011

Toguna is a design resulting from cooperation of Paweł Althamer with African sculptor, Youssuf Dara. It resulted from many years of Paweł Althamer fascination with culture of Dogon, African tribe living in south-central Mali in Western Africa. Paweł Althamer decided to invite Youssuf Dara to Warsaw with special mission – erection of „social architecture” based on African tradition. The most important place for Dogon tribe is toguna – wooden shelter with thick roof, supported with sculpted columns, in which men's assemblies and council meetings are held. Toguna, which was built in Bródno Park, is not only a potential place for social integration, but also may be a commonplace such as the bus stop.

Year: 2011
Medium: wood, straw
Format: variable

Acquisition: gift
Ownership form: collection
Source: Paweł Althamer, Youssouf Dara
Index: MSN: 4300-34/2011
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