Born in Africa (expo)Nowy Teatr -> Nov 13th, 2010
Pulawska 37, Warsaw
Born in Africa was a one-day pop-up exhibition of works by Contemporary African artists from the field of performance, including music, dance and performance art. The exhibition was not intended as an overview, but rather focused on the connections between several artists who use their bodies (and sometimes the bodies of others) as a means of addressing political and social issues.
Each of the works presented (video installations, short films, music videos and photographic documentations) asks what it means to be 'born in Africa', reflecting the multiplicity of realities coexisting on the continent and in the African diaspora, while at the same time posing questions about identity and cultural autonomy in a globalized world.
>> "The presence of performance art as an increasingly popular medium around the world testifies to this art form as the chosen medium for articulating "difference" whether dealing with issues of identity, multiculturalism or globalism." RoseLee Goldberg
With: Baloji, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Steven Cohen, Mamadou Diouf, Dinozord & Petna Katandolo, Baudouin Mouanda, Ingrid Mwangi, Alain Polo & Berni Searle.
Curated by Joanna Nuckowska & Ula Sickle for Teatr Nowy.
Poster: Filip Zagorski PL'La Sape' photography - Baudouin Mouanda CG'couvre moi' video installation - Alain Polo DRC'Chandelier' performance on video - Steven Cohen SA'Maid in South Africa' - Video - Steven Cohen SA'Manipulation' photographic documentation of a performance - Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo DRCMusic videos & talk w/ Baloji - musician BE/DRC'Looping the Loop' video installation - Dinozord, Petna Katondolo DRC & Ula Sickle CA/BE