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AFRICA: SEE YOU,SEE ME! chega a Macau

A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

5TH DEC – 17th FEB 2013
MACAU ART MUSEUM   
    
Africa: See You, See Me takes its name from the artwork on a truck people call ‘Mammy Wagon’ that I saw on a Nigerian road many years ago. The truck overtook the car in which I was riding, leaving us with the lasting image of two eyes framed by a paint-streaked map of Africa. The visual captured a continent in motion carried on the back of a truck in locomotion. Within the etching of Africa’s map, was the text ― ‘See You, See Me.’ The playful words posed Africa as a constant work in progress, a continent that negotiates history into uncertain futures begging the question how as Africans, we see and imagine ourselves, and how we want others to see us. How do we overcome negative images of African bodies and bring forth new representations—at once critical and celebratory, artistic and documentary—to convey Africa’s own stories of agency and determination to reinvent its worlds?
 
Africa: See You, See Me shows the history of African photography and draws attention to the ways in which Africans represent themselves. It tells stories of migrant identities in cities, document social events, and produce symbolic and material interpretations of society and history. Some of the photographs also draw attention to the medium—its color, exposures, framing and composition, as well as the conventions for manipulating light, to re-tell the stories of Africa and Africans.
 
Three seamless sections organize the exhibition. The first section features studio and other portraits of Africans seeking to write themselves into the urban landscapes to which they have migrated.
Another section showcases early ethnographic portraits that imagined Africa as a wilderness peopled by Europe’s primitive ―Other. The third section highlights contemporary photographs of Africa and Africans by non-African photographers who share a dialogic relationship with African artists. Like the Mammy Wagon I once saw on Nigerian roads, these photographs join works presented in the other sections, to tell Africans and the rest of the world: See You, See Me.
 ARTISTS:

MARCO AMBROSI – ITALY
LUIS BASTO – PORTUGUAL/MOZAMBIQUE
OLOGEH OTUKE CHARLES – NIGERIA
MATTEO DANESIN – ITALY
DELPHINE DIALLO – SENEGAL
SOIBIFAA DOKUBO – NIGERIA
ANDREW DOSUNMU – NIGERIA
ANIRBAN DUTTAGUPTA – INDIA
ANGELE ETOUNDI ESSAMBA – CAMEROON
INES GONCALVES – PORTUGUAL
P. MAIMOUNA GUERESSI – ITALY
HASSAN HAJJAJ – MOROCCO
LYLE ASHTON HARRIS – USA
UCHE OKPA IROHA – NIGERIA
MAJIDA KHATTARI – MOROCCO
KILUANUJE LIBERDADE – ANGOLA
STANLEY LUMAX – USA
MAMADOU M’BAYE – MALI
MARIO MACILAU – MOZAMBIQUE
ZANELE MUHOLI – SOUTH AFRICA
MALIK NEJMI – ALGERIA
CEDRIC NUNN – SOUTH AFRICA
NII OBODAI – GHANA
J.D. OJEIKERE – NIGERIA
ALFREDO MUNOZ DE OLIVEIRA – PORTUGUAL
GEORGE OSODI – NIGERIA
ZAK OVE – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
PAULIANA VALENTE PIMENTEL – PORTUGUAL
MALIK SIDIBE – MALI
ALDO SODOMA – ITALY
HANK WILLIS THOMAS – USA
BARTELEMY TOGUO – CAMEROON
MICHAEL TSEGAYE – ETHIOPIA
DEB WILLIS – USA
SALEM MEKURIA – ETHIOPIA
MANTHIA DIAWARA – MALI/FRANCE/USA
ORGANIZERS:
IACM
MACAU ART MUSEUM
ASSOCIAÇÃO ANGOLA MACAU

CO-ORGANIZERS:
AFRICA.CONT _ CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA

DEVELOPED BY:
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY_AFRICANA STUDIES

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BY:
LINES LAB

Curator: Awam Amkpa
Assistant Curator: Aderemi Adegbite  
Project Manager: Catherine McKinley

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+853 66529458

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