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DAWIT L. PETROS, Untitled (Prologue II), from the series "Stranger‘s Notebook", 2016

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Recent Histories

Investigating social identity, sociopolitical concerns and personal experiences, “Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art” united the perspectives of fourteen contemporary artists of African descent, all born after the early 1970s. The exhibition took place from May 7 until November 12, 2017.

Featuring works by Edson Chagas, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Andrew Esiebo, Em’kal Eyongakpa, François-Xavier Gbré, Simon Gush, Délio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Sabelo Mlangeni, Mame-Diarra Niang, Dawit L. Petros, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Thabiso Sekgala, and Michael Tsegaye, “Recent Histories” looks at the creative approaches taken by the artists, as well as studying the sites and collective platforms that enable their practices.

Interacting conceptually and aesthetically, the work in “Recent Histories” sought to deepen and expand the representation surrounding the discourse of African photography and video art, as well as dealing with the social and political tensions that occur worldwide.

Representing the new generation of photographers and video artists, “Recent Histories” presented the results of an exhibition series, held at The Walther Collection Project Space in New York from September 2015 through January 2017.

 

MAME-DIARRA NIANG, Le peuple du mur #1, from the series
MAME-DIARRA NIANG, Le peuple du mur #1, from the series "At the Wall", 2014. Courtesy The Walther Collection. © the artist
MAME-DIARRA NIANG, Satellite 1, from the series
MAME-DIARRA NIANG, Satellite 1, from the series "Metropolis", 2015. Courtesy the Walther Collection. © the artist
ZINA SARO-WIWA, Untitled, from the series
ZINA SARO-WIWA, Untitled, from the series "The Invisible Man", 2015. Courtesy the artist. © the artist
DAWIT L. PETROS, Untitled (Overlapping and intertwined territories that fall from view I), from the series
DAWIT L. PETROS, Untitled (Overlapping and intertwined territories that fall from view I), from the series "The Stranger‘s Notebook", 2016. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Tiwani Contemporary. © the artist
DAWIT L. PETROS, Untitled (Prologue II), from the series
DAWIT L. PETROS, Untitled (Prologue II), from the series "The Stranger‘s Notebook", 2016. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Tiwani Contemporary. © the artist
THABISO SEKGALA, Samuel or Thulani Msiza, former Kwandebele, from the series
THABISO SEKGALA, Samuel or Thulani Msiza, former Kwandebele, from the series "Homeland", 2009. Courtesy Goodman Gallery. © the artist
EDSON CHAGAS, Untitled, from the series
EDSON CHAGAS, Untitled, from the series "Oikonomos", 2011. Courtesy the artist and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Johannesburg. © the artist
LEBOHANG KGANYE, Setupung sa Kwana hae II, from the series
LEBOHANG KGANYE, Setupung sa Kwana hae II, from the series "Ke Lafa Laka", 2013. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Afronova Gallery. © the artist
EDSON CHAGAS, Jean P. Mbayo, from the series
EDSON CHAGAS, Jean P. Mbayo, from the series "Tipo Passe", 2014. Courtesy the artist and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Johannesburg. © the artist
ANDREW ESIEBO, Untitled, from the series
ANDREW ESIEBO, Untitled, from the series "Highlife", 2013-2016. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary. © the artist
ANDREW ESIEBO, Untitled, from the series
ANDREW ESIEBO, Untitled, from the series "Highlife", 2013-2016. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary. © the artist
ANDREW ESIEBO, Untitled, from the series
ANDREW ESIEBO, Untitled, from the series "Mutations", 2015-ongoing. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary. © the artist
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER GBRÉ, Salle de pas perdus, Palais de Justice, Cap Manuel, Dakar, from the series “Tracks”, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Cécile Fakhoury. © the artist
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER GBRÉ, Salle de pas perdus, Palais de Justice, Cap Manuel, Dakar, from the series “Tracks”, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Cécile Fakhoury. © the artist
SABELO MLANGENI, Untitled, from the series
SABELO MLANGENI, Untitled, from the series "Big City", 2002-2014. © the artist and The Walther Collection
SABELO MLANGENI, Untitled, from the series
SABELO MLANGENI, Untitled, from the series "Big City", 2002-2014. © the artist and The Walther Collection
SABELO MLANGENI, Untitled, from the series
SABELO MLANGENI, Untitled, from the series "Big City", 2002-2014. © the artist and The Walther Collection
SABELO MLANGENI, Untitled, from the series
SABELO MLANGENI, Untitled, from the series "Big City", 2002-2014. © the artist and The Walther Collection
MICHAEL TSEGAYE, Future Memories #2, from the series
MICHAEL TSEGAYE, Future Memories #2, from the series "Future Memories", 2009. Courtesy the artist and Addis Fine Art. © the artist
MICHAEL TSEGAYE, Future Memories #4, from the series
MICHAEL TSEGAYE, Future Memories #4, from the series "Future Memories", 2009. Courtesy the artist and Addis Fine Art. © the artist
SIMON GUSH, New Industrial development, Thetsane, Maseru, from the series
SIMON GUSH, New Industrial development, Thetsane, Maseru, from the series "The Island", 2014. Courtesy the Walther Collection and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Johannesburg. © the artist
SIMON GUSH, Mohale Dam Wall, from the series
SIMON GUSH, Mohale Dam Wall, from the series "The Island", 2015. Courtesy the Walther Collection and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Johannesburg. © the artist
EM'KAL EYONGAKPA, Untitled, from the series
EM'KAL EYONGAKPA, Untitled, from the series "Ketoya Speaks", 2016. Courtesy the artist, Em’kal Eyongakpa Intermedia studios and KHaL!SHRINE. © the artist
EM'KAL EYONGAKPA, Untitled, from the series
EM'KAL EYONGAKPA, Untitled, from the series "Ketoya Speaks", 2016. Courtesy the artist, Em’kal Eyongakpa Intermedia studios and KHaL!SHRINE. © the artist
EDSON CHAGAS, Untitled, from the series
EDSON CHAGAS, Untitled, from the series "Luanda", 2013. Courtesy the artist and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Johannesburg. © the artist

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