The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection
Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
from 24/06/2007 to 30/09/2007
'Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent' features the work of more than 85 artists from 25 countries on the African continent and the Diaspora. Considered to be the largest exhibition of contemporary African art ever seen in Europe, it includes painting, sculpture, installation, video, drawing, photography and design.
'Africa Remix' explores the themes of city and land (the contrasting experiences of urban and rural life), identity and history (including issues of tradition and modernity and the relation of the individual to the community), and body and soul (religion, spirituality, emotion and sexuality).
Cameroon-born, Paris-based curator and critic Simon Njami curated the exhibition, which was launched at the Museum Kunst Palast, Düat;sseldorf, in 2004. The show subsequently travelled to the Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. 'Africa Remix' will be open for the first time in Africa at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Opens: June 24
Closes: September 30
Johannesburg Art Gallery King George Street, (between Wolmarans and Noord Streets), Joubert Park, Johannesburg
Tel: (011) 725 3130
Hours: Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Link to the exhibition website