NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond
MoCADA is excited to announce the artists and partnering projects selected for the NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond Curatorial Series. From October 2012 to January 2013, NEWSFEED Curatorial Series, reveals a collection of visual art that investigates global interconnectivity and how anonymous parties define, construct, and support uprisings in Africa via social media.
This timely exhibition seeks to address the inconsistencies in social media when defining revolution in an African context. Perhaps the most pressing question here is how one defines revolution. In this contemporary and digital era, what role does social media play in mobilizing like-minded, yet faceless strangers to join together in global protest? Is this an opportunity to reformulate Africa in the global eye?
Representing five countries worldwide and three major U.S. cities, NEWSFEED has pooled together an innovative group of emerging and established artists including:
Delphine Fawundu-Buford, Malcolm A. Davis II, Jason “Barka” Gray, Aya Izumi-Rodriguez, Tamara Madden, Mohau Modisakeng, Jonathan Monaghan, Nyeema Morgan, Krinah Mourad, Pablo Mustafa, Jasmine Murrell, Damaso Reyes, Lisa Soto and Aylin Tekiner.
Pertinent to the concept of African revolution, NEWSFEED is proud to include work by artists who currently reside in Africa and are approaching this concept from a Continental lens.
While the MoCADA main gallery acts as the home base where all artists will be represented, the curatorial series will branch out to two additional Brooklyn gallery locations including the Humanities Gallery at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, and 2AC Gallery in Bed-Stuy. Each of these satellite locations remix the main exhibition in compelling ways. The glass-walled Humanities Gallery at LIU-Brooklyn opens on November 8th and features photography by Damaso Reyes and Mohau Modisakeng of South Africa. Their thought-provoking images are projected onto hanging metal panels as the space seeks to physically recreate the digital world. As part of it’s inaugural exhibition opening on INSERT DATE, 2AC Gallery of Bed-Stuy will feature installations by Malcolm A. Davis II and Nyeema Morgan. The site specific installations explore and challenge the value of information and interconnectivity.