Eight African Expats Dispel Western Conceptions of Their Continent’s Art
Featuring a varied group of artists working in a range of mediums, Ossei-Mensah and Wimberly’s show seeks to dispelling the often reductive view that the West has traditionally taken on Africa, in fact, one of the most heterogeneous regions on the planet. “We think it’s fair to say that all the artists in the exhibition draw equally from contemporary and traditional art history,” Wimberly recently told Artsy. “One of the exhibition’s goals is to make the point that these artists, and their work, share a history with artists from other places and other times. Although they are categorized as ‘African,’ they are influenced by a global culture that can be seen in their choice of materials and subject matter.”
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