Mori Art Museum

Africa Remix: Contemporary Art Of A Continent

27 May - 31 Aug 2006

© Georges Lilanga Di Nyama
Have good relations with neighbours, they will help you when you are in need, 1992
Acrylic on wood
CAAC, The Jean Pigozzi Collection, Geneva

May 27 - August 31, 2006

Africa - what comes to mind when envisaging this vast continent? Africa is marked by diversity - the beauty and majesty of its deserts, savannahs and tropical rainforests as well as by the soaring high-rises of its cities. This continent, 80 times the area of Japan, is a collection of countries with a multiplicity of traditions, cultures, peoples, religions and languages. Its allure is in direct proportion to its vastness.
Africa Remix provides an introduction to the surprisingly little known cultural richness of Africa today. It is an exhibition of around 140 works by 84 artists from 25 countries spanning the length and breadth of the continent as well as a series of supporting programs - talks, film, music, even food. African contemporary art has never been shown on such a large scale before and the exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, installation, photography, video, music and furniture design. Visitors will encounter the creative energy of today's African art as well as the power of expression that runs through life there.
“Remix” is a musical term that means creating new music by putting together original sound sources in a different way. The individual works in this exhibition move away from previous stereotypes by playing and resonating in a remix that conveys the contemporary African situation in a dynamic and compelling rhythm - one that we hope will capture your heart and mind.
This exhibition of contemporary African art can be your first step in getting to know more about Africa. Imagine that you are crossing the African continent and expand your world of imagination and experience by visiting Africa Remix.

This exhibition has already been shown at the museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, the Hayward Gallery, London, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, all of which collaborated with the Mori Art Museum its organization. (Chief Curator: Simon Njami)

Participating Artists (in alphabetical order)

• Identity & History
Jane ALEXANDER (South Africa)
Fernando ALVIM (Angola)
Lara BALADI (Egypt / Lebanon)
Yto BARRADA (Morocco)
Willie BESTER (South Africa)
Andries BOTHA (South Africa)
Zoulikha BOUABDELLAH (Algeria)
Soly CISSÉ (Senegal)
Marlene DUMAS (South Africa)
Ymane FAKHIR (Morocco)
Mounir FATMI (Morocco)
Samuel FOSSO (Cameroon)
Meschac GABA (Benin)
William KENTRIDGE (South Africa)
Michèle MAGEMA (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Abu Bakarr MANSARAY (Sierra Leone)
Hassan MUSA (Sudan)
Ingrid MWANGI (Kenya)
Moataz NASR (Egypt)
Aimé NTAKIYICA (Burundi)
Zineb SEDIRA (Algeria)
Yinka SHONIBARE, MBE (Nigeria)
Fatimah TUGGAR (Nigeria)

• Body & Soul
Ghada AMER (Egypt)
Hicham BENOHOUD (Morocco)
Bili BIDJOCKA (Cameroon)
Frédéric BRULY BOUABRÉ (Ivory Coast)
Paulo CAPELA (Angola)
Loulou CHERINET (Ethiopia)
Omar D. (Algeria)
Cheik DIALLO (Mali)
Jackson HLUNGWANI (South Africa)
Abdel Ghany KENAWY and Amal KENAWY (Egypt)
Abdoulaye KONATÉ (Mali)
Goddy LEYE (Cameroon)
Georges LILANGA DI NYAMA (Tanzania)
Franck K. LUNDANGI (Angola)
Myriam MIHINDOU (Gabon)
N'Dilo MUTIMA (Angola)
Wangechi MUTU (Kenya)
Shady EL NOSHOKATY (Egypt)
Richard ONYANGO (Kenya)
Eileen PERRIER (Ghana)
Tracey ROSE (South Africa)
Benyounès SEMTATI (Morocco)
Cyprien TOKOUDAGBA (Benin)
Ernest WEANGAï (Central African Republic)

• City & Land
Akinbode AKINBIYI (Nigeria)
Rui ASSUBUJI (Mozambique)
Luís BASTO (Mozambique)
Mohamed EL BAZ (Morocco)
Berry BICKLE (Zimbabwe)
Wim BOTHA (South Africa)
Chéri CHERIN (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Tracey DERRICK (South Africa)
Dilomprizulike (Nigeria)
Balthazar FAYE (Senegal)
Jellel GASTELI (Tunisia)
David GOLDBLATT (South Africa)
Romuald HAZOUMÉ (Benin)
Bodys Isek KINGELEZ (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Moshekwa LANGA (South Africa)
Ananias LEKI DAGO (Ivory Coast)
Gonçalo MABUNDA (Mozambique)
Julie MEHRETU (Ethiopia)
Santu MOFOKENG (South Africa)
Zwelethu MTHETHWA (South Africa)
Sabah NAIM (Egypt)
Otobong NKANGA (Nigeria)
Antonio OLE (Angola)
Rodney PLACE (South Africa)
PUME (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Chéri SAMBA (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Sérgio SANTIMANO (Mozambique)
Allan deSOUZA (Kenya)
Pascale Marthine TAYOU (Cameroon)
Patrice Felix TCHICAYA (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Guy TILLIM (South Africa)
Titos (Mozambique)
Barthélémy TOGUO (Cameroon)

Tags: Akinbode Akinbiyi, Jane Alexander, Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Lara Baladi, Yto Barrada, Hicham Benohoud, Berry Bickle, Bili Bidjocka, Wim Botha, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Marlene Dumas, Shady El-Noshokaty, Mounir Fatmi, Samuel Fosso, Meschac Gaba, David Goldblatt, Romuald Hazoumé, Amal Kenawy, William Kentridge, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Abdoulaye Konaté, Moshekwa Langa, Gonçalo Mabunda, Julie Mehretu, Santu Mofokeng, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Wangechi Mutu, Sabah Naim, Moataz Nasr, Otobong Nkanga, Tracey Rose, Chéri Samba, Zineb Sedira, Yinka Shonibare, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Guy Tillim, Barthélémy Toguo