ZAM Reporter

From 2 March, 2024, Rotterdam | A World in Common

Moving from Tate Modern in London to the Rotterdam Wereldmuseum, a celebration of the varied landscape of contemporary African photography. With Aida Muluneh, Samsom Kambalu, Santu Mofokeng, Atong Atem amongst many others.

Aida Muluneh, Star Shine Moon Glow, Water Life 2018. Commisioned by WaterAid. Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, A World in Common Exhibition. 2024.

Bringing together a group of artists from different generations, this exhibition will address how photography, film, audio, and more have been used to reimagine Africa’s diverse cultures and historical narratives.

Moving beyond a traditional photography exhibition, the show seeks to explore the many ways images travel across histories and geographies. Using themes of spirituality, identity, urbanism and climate emergency, the exhibition will guide the viewer through dream-like utopias and bustling cityscapes viewed from the artists’ perspectives. The exhibition follows artists across the many landscapes, borders and time zones of Africa to reveal how photography allows the past and the future to co-exist in powerful and transformative ways.

Maïmouna Guerresi, Meating – Students and Teacher, 2012, Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim. Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, A World in Common Exhibition. 2024.

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