sábado, 26 de junho de 2010

Afrika: Who Knows Tomorrow?

Author: Koluki | Filed under: , , ,

Scramble for Africa - Yinka Shonibare

Just got this news via My Weku:

Who Knows Tomorrow - this piece of worldly wisdom, heard everyday over large parts of Africa, provides the title for a remarkable project held by the National Gallery (Berlin, Fri 4 June - Sun 26 September 2010), for which it has invited five internationally acclaimed artists, whose work is primarily shaped by their African origins, to join together in creating a major exhibition in Berlin.

Their works, completed and installed, for the most part, in prominent positions outside four of the National Gallery's separate venues (Old National Gallery: El Anatsui, New National Gallery: Pascale Marthine Tayou, Friedrichswerder Church: Yinka Shonibare MBE, Hamburger Bahnhof: Zarina Bhimji, António Ole), will together serve to spark a dialogue over questions that are now more topical than ever before, thanks to the radical upheavals currently sweeping political, social and economic systems that had, until now, been considered unshakeable. These questions include: is uncertainty over the future now the greatest certainty we have today? Whose history needs to be told and faced up to now? What is art's contribution to helping overcome (art) historical constructs, clichés and stereotypes?
fonte: www.koluki.blogspot.com/

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