The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

When We See Us, ZEITZ MOCAA, Cape Town – South-Africa

from 20/11/2022 to 03/09/2023

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 some 156 Black artists working globally, into dialogue with leading Black thinkers, writers and poets who are active today.

The exhibition, designed by Wolff Architects, features more than 200 works of art from 74 institutional and private lenders located in 26 countries. When We See Us celebrates the resilience, essence, and political charge of Black joy. The artworks are grouped into five distinct thematic categories entitled “The Everyday,” “Joy & Revelry,” ”Repose,” “Sensuality,” and “Triumph and Emancipation.” After Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, the show will be on at Kunstmuseum Basel in 2024.
Link to the exhibition website