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April 2017

African Photography: Self-Portraiture, Part 1

Posted in Photography  |  April 22, 2017
In the 1990s, African photographers gradually embraced the self-portraiture. Mainly using their self as a subject, they explore the multiple ways cultural identity is created, redefined, and represented. The photographers open up the possibilities of the self as an embodiment of and stage for countless desires by adopting various personas. They also use the power of self-imaging to question the notion of the archive as a coherent field of knowledge.

African Photography: Studio Portraiture, Part 8

Posted in Photography  |  April 15, 2017
In the 2000s, a variety of African photographers used the portrait style to work on cultural projects with a subtle political edge. They deal with disguise from different perspective exposing political, social, and religious symbolism with aesthetic. Using play and provocation, they invite the viewers to think critically about their world and their place within it. They also examine issues of identity and belief throughout a creative visual language.

African Art Outlook for April

Posted in Events  |  April 01, 2017
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in April. From Cape Town to Kyoto, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of April featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.