The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection
The Global Africa Project, Surroundart, Brooklyn NY, USA
from 24/05/2011 to 01/01/2012
An unprecedented exhibition exploring the broad spectrum of contemporary African art, design, and crafts. Featuring the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean, The Global Africa Project surveys the rich pool of new talent emerging from the African continent and its influence on artists around the world. Through ceramics, basketry, textiles, jewelry, furniture, and fashion, as well as selective examples of architecture, photography, painting, and sculpture, the exhibition actively challenges conventional notions of a singular African aesthetic or identity, and reflects the integration of African art and design without making the usual distinctions between "professional" and "artisan."