Athi-Patra Ruga at the New Art Exchange

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Athi-Patra Ruga is included in Africa State of Mind at the New Art Exchange in London. The exhibition opens on the 29th of September until the 16th of December 2018. The exhibition will tour to the Impressions Gallery, Bradford in 2019.

Africa State of Mind, curated by Ekow Eshun with NAE, explores the work of an emergent generation of photographers from across the African continent. 16 artists from 11 different countries interrogate ideas of ‘Africanness’ through highly subjective renderings of life and identity on the continent, along the way revealing Africa to be a psychological space as much as a physical territory; a state of mind as much as a physical location. The exhibiting artists are: Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Sammy Baloji, Raphaël Barontini, Neil Beloufa, Girma Berta, Eric Gyamfi, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Lebohang Kganye, Namsa Leuba, Michael MacGarry, Sabelo Mlangeni, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Musa N Nxumalo, Ruth Ossai, Athi Patra Ruga and Michael Tsegaye.

The exhibition orientates around three main themes – Inner Landscapes, Zones of Freedom and Hybrid Cities. In the show the modern African city is documented in all its dynamism and contradiction. The fluidity of gender and sexual identity is addressed through compelling portraiture, and the legacy of history, from slavery and colonialism to apartheid, becomes the source of resonant new myths and dreamscapes.

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Pierre Fouche at Hunterdon Art Museum

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Pierre Fouche’s work will be included in the exhibition ‘Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques’ at the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey, USA.

“A groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the work of contemporary fiber artists applying bobbin and needle lace techniques to a multitude of fibers and filaments in unlimited colors and textures to interpret their world.

This exhibition will explore how lace makers are expanding the traditional boundaries of that art form and creating exciting work that investigates contemporary themes, materials and forms.”

The exhibition will run from 23 September 2018 to 6 January 2019.

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