SPECULATIVE IMAGINATION: THE AFROFUTURIST LEGACY

ROCA UMBERT – ESPAI D’ARTS
14 OCTOBER – 28 NOVEMBER 2021

The exhibition explores different works that connect with the Afrofuturist imaginary of the 20th century, continuing the legacy. With different aesthetics and registers, the artists face the anticipation of the future and reflect the uncertainties it presents, reviewing the past and the present.

Without ceasing to be a rebellious and vindictive language, the underlying pan-Africanism in Afrofuturism constitutes a projection that goes beyond the analysis of the historical Africanism of modernity, and offers a new look at the concept of blackness, transgressing all official readings. The exhibition also includes new orientations moving away from the colonial gaze, with concepts such as “Africanfuturismo” or “Africanjujuism”, proposed by authors such as the writer Nnedi Okorafor, more linked to African culture, history or mythology, without excluding the diaspora.

John Akomfrah (1957), Nutama Bodomo (1988), Osborne Macharia (1986), Fabrice Monteiro (1972), Jacque Njeri (1990), Lola Flash (1959), C.J. Obasi (1985), Janeen Talbott (1989) and Aloaye Norris Adoro (1973).

 

EXHIBITION CURATED BY MERCÈ ALSINA

ACTIVITIES

24 Octubre at 12 pm – Guided tour with Mercè Alsina, the curator, and artist Norris Adoro (registration needed)

28 November at 11pm –Guided tour with Mercè Alsina, the curator, and artist Norris Adoro (registration needed)

21 October at 7 pm, Espai d’Arts (Sala Miranda) – Roca Umbert Factory of Arts – Cineforum The last angel of history by J. Akomfrah, presented by Mercè Alsina (registration needed)

Reading Labs “Gathering with Harriet: Afrofuturisme i comunitat”  edition II, run by the collective Reina Kingkona  and coordinated by Lucia Piedra. November 11, at Espai d’Arts (Sala La Miranda) from 6pm to 8pm, in presence.  November 18 , 25 and December 2, from 6pm to 8pm, via Zoom. (registration needed)

 

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