02/12/2020

Exhibition, Lagos | What do lived experiences look like?

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

In the past, black portraiture has tended towards fanciful depictions that have little semblance to the lived experiences of Black and Brown bodies, from the African continent and beyond.

In the past, black portraiture has tended towards fanciful depictions that have little semblance to the lived experiences of Black and Brown bodies, from the African continent and beyond.

Liminality in Infinite Space, an exhibition at the Lagos’ based African Artists Foundation moves away from exaggerated depictions of blackness towards sharing moments of vulnerability and unostentatious joy.

Participation by more than 20 artists from the continent.

Barry Yusufu, The Bold Ones. Charcoal, coffee and acrylic on canvas
Manyaku Mashilo, Black Unicorn, 2020. Charcoal, ink, acrylic on paper
Michelle Okpare, A dive into Kevwe's memory 2, 2020. Acrylic, crepe and lace fabric on canvas