April 19, 2001 - Venice Biennale - Authentic/Ex-centric: Africa in and out of Africa
April 19, 2001

Authentic/Ex-centric: Africa in and out of Africa

Venice Biennale

Authentic/Ex-centric: Africa in and out of Africa
A Major Exhibition at the 49th Venice Biennale
Curated by Salah Hassan and Olu Oguibe

June 6-November 4, 2001

Willem Boshoff
Maria  Magdalena Campos-Pons
Godfried Donkor
Rachid Koraïchi
Berni Searle
Zineb Sedira
Yinka Shonibare

Venue:
Palazzo Fondazione Levi
San Marco, 2893
30124 Venezia
Tel. 041 786777

Press Conference: 7 June 2001 @ 11:30 a.m., Palazzo Fondazione Levi
Opening Reception: 7 June 2001 @ 12:30 p.m., Palazzo Fondazione Levi
Party:       8 June 2001 @ 8:00 p.m.-midnight, Venue TBA
Daily hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Authentic/Ex-centric: Africa in and out of Africa is major exhibition to be held as part of the upcoming 49th Venice Biennale. Co-curated by Salah Hassan and Olu Oguibe, the exhibition features seven prominent contemporary African and African Diaspora artists who work within the conceptual mode, and highlights the most recent currents in contemporary African art practice through work that speaks directly to issues of representation, memory, Diaspora, exile and other aspects of the African experience. An accompanying full-length book offers a fresh look at conceptualism and post-modernism from an African standpoint, and at issues of cross-cultural and trans-national aesthetics. 

Organized by the Forum For African Arts, Inc.

For more information please contact:
In the USA
Kim Cornish  
Forum for African Arts
Tel (607) 255-1890/0696
Fax (607) 254-5000
E-mail: afrartists-mailbox@cornell.edu

In Venice:
Marta Savaris
Fondazione Querine Stampalia
5252 Castello, Campo S. Maria Formosa
30122 Venezia
Tel. 041-2711 422
E-mail: ddediana.querini@provincia.venezia.it

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