Cornelius Annor, Gideon Appah, Kwesi Botchway and Patrick Eugène in a Group Show at Zeitz Mocca
South Africa, 20 November 2022
We are pleased to announce that Gallery artists Cornelius Annor, Gideon Appah, Kwesi Botchway and Patrick Eugène are featured in Zeitz Mocaa’s new exhibition titled ‘When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting’. This presentation comprises an exhibition, publication and discursive programming that explores Black self-representation and celebrates global Black subjectivities and Black consciousness from pan-African and pan-diasporic perspectives. It boldly brings together artworks from the last 100 years, by Black artists working globally, into dialogue with leading Black thinkers, writers and poets who are active today.
With a focus on painting, the exhibition celebrates how artists from Africa and its diaspora have imagined, positioned, memorialised and asserted African and African-descent experiences. It contributes to critical discourse on African and Black liberation, intellectual and philosophical movements. The title of the exhibition is inspired by Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, the 2019 miniseries. Flipping ‘they’ to ‘we’ allows for a dialectical shift that centres the conversation in a differential perspective of self-writing as theorised by Cameroonian political scientist Professor Achille Mbembe.
‘When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting’ opens this Sunday, 20th November 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa.
17 Nov 2022