Revivescência: Uma Jornada para o Presente
THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE Art Gallery is an art gallery based in Luanda, Angola as well as Lisbon, Portugal whose main focus is representing emerging contemporary artists.
As of the 23rd of May until the 30th of July, the gallery in collaboration with Eritage will be presenting a solo exhibition by Angolan artist Osvaldo Ferreira titled “Revivescência: Uma Jornada para o Presente.” This consists of 20 unpublished paintings from the past year. The paintings use colour and traditional African fabric patterns. Through the work, the artist aims to highlight the invisible aspects of a social history woven into the daily life of the city of Luanda.
London’s V&A Museum opened its landmark exhibition titled Africa Fashion in July 2022, and it will be in New York in 2023. The exhibition celebrates the creativity and global impact of African fashions through fashion design, photography, and visual art from the 1960s to today. The Brooklyn Museum’s presentation will include works from their collections, alongside commentary from designers whose work has been inspired by those objects.
More than forty designers and artists from twenty African countries are represented. This includes artists such as Shade Thomas-Fahm from Nigeria, and representing the newest generation of cutting-edge creatives, Thebe Magugu from South Africa. This is a great initiative as a lot of the artists showing their work will be doing so for the first time in the United States.
Home to one of the country’s most dynamic African diasporic communities, Brooklyn is the perfect setting to explore Africa’s many histories and cultures. The exhibition will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from the 23rd of June to the 22nd of October 2023. The exhibition is accompanied by a dedicated catalogue, published by V&A Publishing.
When We See Us : A Century of Black Figuration in Painting
When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting comprises an exhibition, publication and discursive programming that explores Black self-representation and celebrates global Black subjectivities and Black consciousness from pan-African and pan-diasporic perspectives. It boldly brings together artworks from the last 100 years, by Black artists working globally, into dialogue with leading Black thinkers, writers and poets who are active today. This has been taking place since March 2023 and is continuing until the 3rd of September 2023.
With a focus on painting, the exhibition celebrates how artists from Africa and its diaspora have imagined, positioned, and asserted African and African-descent experiences. The exhibition includes works by artists such as the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Chéri Samba, Tanzania’s Sungi Mlengeya, and British-Nigerian artist Joy Labinjo.
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