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Farah Clémentine Dramani-Issifou, the curator of the exhibition, explores the figure of the black cowboy in African and Afro-American communities as well as the influence of the western on representations of identities, territories, and power in Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and the United States. She establishes a dialogue between different works, questions the phantasmal representations associated with the cowboy and reveals the black cowboy to be a symbol of a subversive and emancipating culture.