Looking Both Ways: Contemporary Artists from Africa
SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS • Peabody Essex Museum • Ongoing
|Looking Both Ways: Contemporary Artists from Africa is a major exhibition of the most current works by 12 artists from Africa who live and work in Western countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It examines the relationships between shifting physical contexts, emotional geographies, ambition, and freedom of expression while focusing on the increasing globalization of the African Diaspora. |
The list of participating artists includes: Fernando Alvim. Born in Angola, lives in Brussels. New commissions and existing work Ghada Amer. Born in Egypt, lives in New York City. New and existing works Oladélé Bamgboyé. Born in Nigeria, lives in London. New installation commission Allan deSouza. Born in Kenya, lives in Los Angeles. New and existing works Kendell Geers. Born in South Africa, lives in Brussels. New installation commission Moshekwa Langa. Born in South Africa, lives in Amsterdam. New commissions Hassan Musa. Born in Sudan, lives in Domessargues, France. New and recent works NíDilo Mutima. Born in Angola, lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Existing works Wangechi Mutu. Born in Kenya, lives in New York City. New commissions Ingrid Mwangi. Born in Kenya, lives in Ludwigshafen, Germany. New and existing works Zineb Sedira. Born in Paris, lives in London. New and existing works Yinka Shonibare. Born in London, lives in London. New installation commission A wide variety of public programs for adults and children complements the exhibition, including tours, talks, films, music, storytelling, and a cooking and dining session. An exhibition catalogue is available.
The PEM is the first venue of the national and international tour.
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