Exhibition

Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy: Video Art from Africa

13 Mar 2014 – 30 Mar 2014

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Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

London, United Kingdom

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Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy: Video Art from Africa

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This exhibition presents a selection of African video art that stands beyond the clichés that remain associated with the dark continent and the postcolonial image. It seeks to bring viewers closer to idiosyncratic readings of African video art and its thematic concerns which are largely ignored. ‘Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy' contextualises African video art within a larger cultural framework. Reflecting an age of inter-cultural migration, [SFIP] presents African video artists who live in Africa, Europe and USA whilst providing a meeting point for knowledge and interest in the relationship between self and society. Most works address issues of alterity, identity, tolerance and social relationships as artists reflexively consider their sense of place and belonging in an increasingly interconnected world. From experimental video to short film, this show focuses on aesthetic and methodological perspectives of fighting ignorance and intellectual perfidy in contemporary African art. The project tells Africa's story by African new media artists as seen through the lens of the relation between tradition and modernity. Also showing: The "Shell Amateurs'' Present Community Photography A photographic exhibition exploring themes such as Work and Play, Inside and Outside and Family, by local artists. Supported by City Printing

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