‘Exhibition Histories and Afrofictions’ is an exhibition of nine films at the Michaelis Galleries. Together they invite reflection on how different public contexts may shape notions of ‘African art’ via differing cultural imaginations. Particular artistic, cultural, anthropological, documentary and museological practices are brought to the fore – with colonialism, decolonization, postcolonialism and globalisation as inescapable underlying themes. Films dating back to the 1950s are historical anchors for the show but these are also cast adrift by more recent works that challenge and re-envisage the histories and futures at stake.
‘Exhibition Histories and Afrofictions’ is co-curated by Nkule Mabaso, of the Michaels Galleries, with Lucy Steeds, who is Senior Research Fellow in Art Theory and Exhibition Histories at Afterall Art Research Centre, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
More information can be found here.
20 July – 18 August 2017
Michaelis Galleries, 31 Orange Street, Gardens
Contact: Nkule Mabaso (firstname.lastname@example.org)