The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

from 21/10/2017 to 22/04/2018

This exhibition puts Afrofuturism in dialogue with alternative technological solutions and imaginations. The speculative narratives unfolding in the artworks on display are confronted with actual inventions from maker scenes in different African countries. This creates a double shift of perspective: While the artworks project decidedly African and diasporic sci-fi visions, the real devices appear as evidence of a technological development that is already underway. The exhibition thus presents Africa as a continent of technological innovation.

The exhibition features 20 international artistic positions and 12 tech projects from the maker scenes in various countries of Africa.The 32 participating artists and tech projects come from 22 countries: Egypt, Angola, Australia, Germany, Benin, France, Ghana, the United Kingdom, Italy, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Spain, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, the USA and the planet Saturn.

It includes Sierra Leone artists, Abu Bakarr Mansaray

Curated by Inke Arns and Fabian Saavedra-Lara
Link to the exhibition website