The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Alpha Crucis – Contemporary African Art -Astrup Fearnley Museet – Oslo

from 16/06/2020 to 06/09/2020

Painting by Amadou Sanogo (1977, Mali)

Alpha Crucis represents the final instalment of a series of exhibitions launched by director Gunnar B. Kvaran in 2005, exploring the art scenes in different countries and on different continents. The previous exhibitions have presented contemporary art from USA, Brazil, India, China and Europe, and now it is Africa’s turn in the spotlight.

The exhibition aims to highlight the originality and diversity of African artists who live and work in sub-Saharan Africa. The museum has invited André Magnin as guest curator. He has a long-standing relationship with Africa, and possesses a deep level of insight, knowledge and experience regarding various local art scenes on the African continent. Magnin was one of the main curators behind the legendary Magiciens de la Terre at Centre Pompidou and Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris in 1989, which was the first exhibition to simultaneously display art works by contemporary artists from all of the world’s continents in one place.

Initially from 01/31/2020 to 05/17/2020
Now from 06/16/20 to 09/06/20
Link to the exhibition website