PANGAEA

NEW ART FROM AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA

2 April 2014 - 2 November 2014

Exhibition Closed

About

Taking its title from the prehistoric landmass comprised of Africa and America, this major survey reunites the two former sister continents by bringing together the work of 16 of their contemporary artists. The exhibition celebrates and explores the parallels between their distinctly diverse cultures and creative practices, as they begin to receive recognition in the increasingly globalised art world.

In Europe and USA, Modern Art has typically advanced through a constant renewal innovative ideas and movements. We are now experiencing an important shift as artists and collectors seek to explore new art in regions outside their immediate geographical and historic context for inspiration.

The desire by artists and their audiences to discover fresh influences from a broader body of work has been facilitated by newly forged commercial and political alliances and the increasing ease of international communication and transportation. Important art fairs and biennales emerging in nations previously considered on the periphery, coupled with the recent preoccupation of museums to broaden their Eurocentric collections, have led to art from further afield becoming part of an international narrative during a global awakening in the arts.

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