NOW LOOK HERE – The African Art of Appearance, curated by Renny Ramakers, presents the work of eighteen African artists who upend perceptions of Africa through the use of digital media and photography. They are image makers who present a new visual language and identity in representation and presence by exploring irony, beauty, and style.
Yev Krav, PR & Press Director : 'This group exhibition showcases the work of eighteen African artists
whose work at first glance stands out for its attention to outward appearance: everything is colourful, radiant, smooth, and aesthetic. On closer inspection, the seductive surface proves to be a lure that draws visitors into a deeper story, in which perspectives are reversed: white becomes black, stigma becomes beauty, a skivvy turns out to be a high priestess, and apparent footnotes to history are revealed as prominent figures.
The works address, directly or indirectly, the historical abuses and current troubles that dominate the media image of Africa. But the artists take charge of this image, and in doing so, set a completely different...