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).