New Views of Africa

The always useful has a review of a show of photographs at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) designed to shake up “expectations audiences might have or desire of African artists, instead allowing for these artists from 11 different countries to devise their own frameworks for understanding the places they are from.”


“Africa State of Mind reminds us of the importance of focusing on specific narratives — even if they are not related or even contradictory — as opposed to defining the continent as a homogeneous mass upon which our paranoias, desires, or disdains can be more easily projected. The different politics and ideas and representations in this show remind us that the continent contains a vast diversity of philosophical, cultural, linguistic, and sartorial life.”

The article is a worthwhile read, enlivened with a lot more photographs from the show.


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