Inspired by the thought of Léopold Sedar Senghor and its analysis by philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Geers and Dokolo take an ‘Afrocentric' approach to the project. Proposing that in order to understand an art object, it is vital to comprehend its cultural and spiritual context, Geers and Dokolo present a vibrant compilation of image, sound and colour. Evoking the dynamic bustle of an African metropolis, the exhibition anchors individual art objects in a lively creative context.
The exhibition includes works by Roger Ballen, Sammy Baloji, Lisa Brice, Phyllis Galembo, Kendell Geers, Lubaina Himid, Mwangi Hutter, William Kentridge, Ana Mendieta, Zanele Muholi, Aida Muluneh, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Adrian Piper, Tracey Rose, Andres Serrano, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley.
28 June-6 October 2019