Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa
February 17–July 28, 2019
This exhibition features video works by contemporary African artists who are contending with inherited political, social, and environmental realities in their respective countries. The artists—Kudzanai Chiurai (b. 1981, Zimbabwe), Zina Saro-Wiwa (b. 1976, Nigeria), and Mikhael Subotzky (b. 1981, South Africa)—grapple with the ramifications of colonial legacies. Though belonging to the same post-independence generation, their disparate backgrounds result in three starkly different viewpoints on what the future holds. One artist seeks to create new myths and histories as a means of creating a path forward; another focuses on environmental degradation in the region of her birth and promotes healing through the act of eating local foods; and a third questions white complicity in the many failures of post-Apartheid South Africa.
Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and is curated by Erica P. Jones, Associate Curator of African Arts.
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