Exhibition: “El iris de Lucy / The iris of Lucy”

From 27 January to 26 May 2017. In Casa África’s Equatorial Guinea and Kilimanjaro rooms.
Exposición: "El iris de Lucy". Del 27 de enero al 26 de mayo de 2017. En las salas Guinea Ecuatorial y Kilimanjaro de Casa África

«El iris de Lucy» is a joint CAAM - Casa África production, which will be shown simultaneously in both institutions and will have free admission. Presented during 2016 in León’s MUSAC and in the Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art (France), this exhibition, curated by Orlando Britto Jinorio, includes works by twenty-five contemporary African artists who live on the continent, its islands and overseas.

Through projects implemented using installation, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, video and performance, and from multiple and diverse contexts, in this exhibition, the artists address issues of gender, identity, ethnicity, body, borders, territory, environment, history, memory, politics, tradition and current feminist issues, colonial and postcolonial, migrations and displacements.

The title of this exhibition, which is dedicated to the memory of the Egyptian artist Amal Kenawy, is a metaphorical construct that refers to the imposed systems of colonial thinking, the need to overcome these and the restitution of a viewpoint that never should have been stolen. As a point of reference, it uses Lucy, the female hominid considered for a long time to be the grandmother of humanity. This historical fact is the starting point proposed by this exhibition which symbolically returns to Lucy her own viewpoint through the eyes of a selection of key contemporary African artists with their contribution and commitment to the cultural construction of the continent.

These works allow us to consider a unique map of the different existential, conceptual and formal territories inhabited by the artists of this continent and discover the many eyes of Lucy or Dinkenesh, as many as there are women who every day build this rich, broad, diverse, unique and wonderful cultural and human geography called Africa.

The artists whose works make up this exhibition are: Jane Alexander, Ghada Amer, Berry Bickle, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Loulou Cherinet, Teresa Correa, Safaa Erruas, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Amal Kenawy, Kapwani Kiwanga, Nicène Kossentini, Mwangi Hutter, Michèle Magema, Fatima Mazmouz, Julie Mehretu, Myriam Mihindou, Aida Muluneh, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Yapci Ramos, Tracey Rose, Berni Searle, Sue Williamson, Billie Zangewa and Amina Zoubir.

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