In a country such as Africa, characterized by contradictions and important issues in the social, economic and political realm; art becomes the preferred way not only to escape reality. It becomes also the best way to address it, absorb it, understand it and criticize it.
The aim of the show is to bring to the attention a selection of works, sculptures, paintings, installations and videos, that effectively epitomize the most recent artistic trends from a country with a rich cultural and artistic tradition.
Many of the artists featured in the show have been selected for International events such as: the Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel and “Africa Remix”, an important travelling exhibition presented in the main museums all over the world.
For the event, Primo Marella Gallery has published the catalogue “Africa, Assume Art Position” featuring critical essays by Yakouba Konaté. The catalogue positions itself as a pivotal publication for the research and understanding of the last trends in African contemporary art.