African Cosmologies


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Since its inception in 1983, Houston’s FotoFest has presented and worked with artists, photographers, and thinkers from Japan, Latin America, Korea, China, Russia, and the Arab Region.

This year to mark the Biennial’s 2020, it focused on 33 artists of African origins from around the globe whose works challenge traditional notions of Blackness and transnational histories in relation to concepts of liberty, rights, and representation.

Unfortunately, the actual real life exhibition fell foul of Covid-19 but African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other is available to purchase.

It also features our favourite African photographer at the moment, Aïda Muluneh, an Ethiopian photographer and artist, noted for her highly colourful, stylized and arresting compositions.

Her oeuvre “deals in high-stakes disparities: Africa as aspiration and Africa as abyss,” according to The Atlantic.

€50, Schilt Publishing.

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