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.