PRIMAE NOCTIS
Contemporary African Art -Dance of the living image

06/04 - 01/05/2017

past exhibitions

Contemporary African Art -Dance of the living image

Group exhibition: Joël Andrianomearisoa / Vitshois M. Bondo, Moffat Takadiwa, Rowan Smith, Emo de Medeiros
Contemporary African Art -Dance of the living image

The purpose of CAA Contemporary Africa art exhibition is to show the permeability and the interchange of the contemporary African art scene in the European context, support the diversity and the polyphony of expression exposed to the international scenario. From this pursuit is conceived a collective show, a project that see a fine selection of young African artists, among the most interesting protagonist on the international scene.

Vitshois M. Bondo through the technique of collage, reassembles bodies with the use of clippings by globalized magazines. The artworks reveal the human figure as the vehicle for relationship, where the part is indispensable to the whole, yet it remains a symbol of an impossible harmony.

The art of Joël Andrianomearisoa, instead, consists of monochrome installations created with soft and ephemeral materials such as paper and fabric, in turn, constructed through a continuous ambivalent movement of affirmation and negation.

The link between art and trascedence in the context of the global revolution emerges also in the art of Emo de Medeiros, which shapes a new Africa in transitions, between tradition and innovation. The artist deals so perfectly with the themes of transculturalness of trasforming identities of the globalized circulation, creating not only hybridizations but also mutations.

Rowan Smith employs complex mixed media sculpture and found objects in order to examine the tension between South Africa’s past and present in relation to shifting class identities, globalized economy, and the complexities and contradictions of contemporary South Africa two decades after seemingly transitioning non-violently into post-apartheid.

Moffat Takadiwa, finally, is recognizable for its artworks realized with recycled materials where the ethnics local tradition get a long with the topics and the issue of the global society.

Exhibition view
Cross boarder hustlers

Moffat Takadiwa

Cross boarder hustlers

2015
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Cross boarder hustlers
2015 - Found spray-can debris, plastic bottle tops, trolley and light bulbs - Dimensions variable

Electrofetiches & Electrofetiches Saint Inanna

Emo de Medeiros

Electrofetiches & Electrofetiches Saint Inanna

2016
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Electrofetiches & Electrofetiches Saint Inanna
2016 - Metal, wooden sculpture - 170,5 x 50 each

Feel the force

Emo de Medeiros

Feel the force

2016
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Feel the force
2016 - Textile - 120 x 120

Gemini n.3

Emo de Medeiros

Gemini n.3

2016
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Gemini n.3
2016 - Metal, magnets - Variable dimensions

Hiding White

Rowan Smith

Hiding White

2015
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Hiding White
2015 - Wax, oil paint, fabric and polystyrene - 243 x 189 x 29 cm

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Hiding White
2015 - Wax, oil paint, fabric and polystyrene - 243 x 189 x 29 cm

Trash Nationalism

Rowan Smith

Trash Nationalism

2016
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Trash Nationalism
2016 - Polysheen fabric and aluminium - Flag: 90 x 135 cm Flag pole: Approx. 230 cm

White people

Rowan Smith

White people

2012
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White people
2012 - Gouache on Strathmore watercolour paper - 76.2 x 56.5 cm

You need more black friends

Rowan Smith

You need more black friends

2012
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You need more black friends
2012 - Gouache on Strathmore watercolour paper - 76.2 x 56.5 cm

Alien and Avatar

Vitshois M. Bondo

Alien and Avatar

2016
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Alien and Avatar
2016 - Acrylic and collage on canvas - 189,5 x 189,5 cm

Untitled

Vitshois M. Bondo

Untitled

2016
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Untitled
2016 - Acrylic and collage on canvas - 189 x 189; cm 50 x 50

Untitled

Vitshois M. Bondo

Untitled

2016
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Untitled
2016 - Acrylic and collage on canvas - 120 x 79 cm

Untitled

Vitshois M. Bondo

Untitled

2015
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Untitled
2015 - Acrylic and collage on canvas - 135 x 95 cm

Untitled

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Untitled

2015
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Untitled
2015 - Paper collage on canvas - 100 x 70 cm

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

2017
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Chanson de ma terre lointaine
2017 - Textile - 120 x 70 cm

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

2017
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Chanson de ma terre lointaine
2017 - Textile - 120 x 70 cm

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

2017
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Chanson de ma terre lointaine
2017 - Textile - 120 x 70 cm

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

2017
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Chanson de ma terre lointaine
2017 - Textile - 120 x 70 cm

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

2017
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Chanson de ma terre lointaine
2017 - Textile - 120 x 70 cm

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Chanson de ma terre lointaine

2017
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Chanson de ma terre lointaine
2017 - Textile - 120 x 70 cm