Integrated Artists: Cristiano Mangovo, Francisco Vidal, René Tavares, Stephané E. Conradie, Patrick Bongoy
We are delighted to return to London for the 10th edition of the fair at Somerset House between 13 – 16 October 2022. This year’s edition will host 50 international exhibitors across 21 countries - its largest number of countries to date.
This year, THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE Gallery will present a project that reflects on the emergence of a critical vision of colonialism and the importance that the African diaspora, curatorial projects, research and documental studies assume in the production of a renewal of the historical discourse of art in contemporary times.
With this project - an extension of those presented in former years - the gallery aims to generate a dialogue between countries with colonial and historical affinities, reflecting on the concept of decoloniality and how contemporary African art has been affirming itself on a global scale. This statement is verified in the production of a disruptive discursive position in the context of a postcolonial debate that, for decades, has remained transversely marked by a certain blind Eurocentrism. This rooted theorization arises from the processes of occupation and division of African territories by the colonizing peoples, which produced a unilateral reading of their influence on the cultural and artistic constitution of the colonized countries.