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Berlin
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Group Exhibition
Nolan Judin
Potsdamer Strasse 83 , 10785 Berlin, Germany
April 20, 2013 - July 6, 2013


[VIDEO] Interview with Storm Janse van Rensburg
by The Karte


 

In 1968 the Ghanaian author Ayi Kwei Armah published a brutal and visceral novel of (then) contemporary, post-Inde­pendent Ghana, titled “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born”. Armah recounts an unnamed man’s struggle in a soci­ety rotten to the core, a result of the aftermath of colonial­ism, and the failures of the new regime. A dream deferred…

The exhibition The Beautyful Ones takes as its starting point Armah’s utopian lament for a better Africa, and the ongoing problematics of the representation of the continent, especially in the popular European imagination. Africa is often perceived as a monolithic entity, whilst the complexity of its multiple realities, histories, narratives and voices are often lost.

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[Image on top: Meleko Mokgosi, Africanis (Detail), 2013, Oil on canvas, 243 × 548 cm; Courtesy of the artist & Nolan Judin]



Posted by The Karte on 5/3/13 | tags: photography video-art sculpture contemporary african

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