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Africaine presents a selection of works by four African artists living and working in the US and abroad: Candice Breitz (SA), Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Tracey Rose (SA) and Fatimah Tuggar (Nigeria). These photo-based works examine the presence and position of the African female body in popular European, American and global imagery. Using photography, video and collage, the artists dissect and reconstruct iconographic spaces such as the postcard, the fashion magazine, the pin-up, the mail-order catalogue and the tableau. Works incorporating digital media, computer montage and animation are also included in the exhibition. Curated by Christine Y. Kim, Africaine features approximately 25 works and will be installed in the mezzanine south gallery.

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Africaine

mit Candice Breitz, Wangechi Mutu, Tracey Rose, Fatimah Tuggar