Promoted by Africa.Cont and curated by Professor Awam Amkpa from New Yok University, the exhibition shows the experience of the african emigrants in Europe, conveying new perspectives about their presence.
With near 100 photos depicting african communities in France, Italy, Spain and with particular focus on some examples happening in Portugal, where the curator established contacts with photographers and associations working in geographic areas with a prominent african presence, the exhibition tells the stories of african emigrants from their unpredictable voyage from Africa to Europe, passing through their partaking in the european society and creation of social bonds.
Among the several works, visitors will have the opportunity to see the black and white photography of Malik Sibidé and Mamadou Mbaye.
Another section will show some of the first etnographic portraits conceiving Africa as an untilled land colonized by european settlers.
The final section highlights the contemporay photos of Africa by non African photographers who share experiences with African artists, transmiting the influence of Africa in art.
África: See You, See Me! can be visited in the Black Pavillion (Pavilhão Preto) of the City Museum (Museu da Cidade) in Lisbon until December 19, 2010 ( Tuesday - Sunday, from 10am - 13pm and 14pm - 18 pm)
Guided tours can be booked by contacting +351 21 817 05 34 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition will continue its tour in Accra (Ghana) and Lagos (Nigeria)