Africa. Telling a World

Africa. Telling a World

From June 27 to September 11, 2017, Milan’s PAC will present Africa. Telling a World by some participating African artists Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Okhai Ojeikere, Chéri Samba, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Georges Adeagbo.

Defining Africa today means being able to recount it. In an equilibrium between occidentalism and Africanism, post-colonialism and migration, contemporary African art in reality poses essential, political, economic, religious and gender questions that affect the future of one of the most complex areas on our planet.

With the exhibition Africa. Telling a World, Milan’s PAC continues its exploration of the continents following the route of art, with a selection of artists and narratives that not only live and entrench their African roots in the world, but who and which also experience its diaspora. Retracing their diversity, the exhibition will allow visitors an understanding of the universality of the contemporary Africa scene south of the Sahara, unveiling the immediate and growing spirit,without hiding the violence and matching immediacy of the worlds that make it up.

Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg  the exhibition celebrates artists who embody the multiplicity of their social contexts today. It will offer visitors visual and narrative works through a quadruple reading of contemporary art in Africa south of the Sahara: from the ‘After Independence’ artists, masters of their art and very closely tied to their cultural universe, through the theme of ‘Identity Introspection’ that highlights a number of engagé artists, until a  ‘Generation Africa’ which affirms its active participation in the world and, finally, the path of contemporary African artists who deal with the category of ‘The Body’ and the ‘Politics of Distance’.

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