Recent Histories - Contemporary African Photography & Video Art
May 07, 2017 — Nov 19, 2017
The Walther Collection
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The Walther Collection presents "Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art", an exhibition that unites the perspectives of fourteen contemporary artists of African descent, born in the early 1970s and onwards. They investigate social identity, questions of belonging, and an array of sociopolitical concerns—including migration, lineage, and the legacies of colonialism—as well as personal experiences. By highlighting specific creative approaches and studying the sites and collective platforms that enable these practices, this exhibition examines a selection of African image-makers and lens-based artists. In accentuating different perspectives within this generation and considering the infrastructures that often link them, "Recent Histories" provides a point of entry to engage critically with current practices, and opens up considerations about how to conceptualize the frameworks of contemporary African photography and video art.