27 June-11 Sep. Contemporary artists from sub-Saharan Africa.
Photographs, paintings, installations, designs, sculpture and videos on loan from public and private collections will celebrate Africa in Milan’s PAC – Contemporary Art Pavilion in Via Palestro, starting on 27 June.
The first three days of the exhibition will see performances by three South African performers, Donna Kukama, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Anne Historical, while designers Dokter & Misses (South Africa), Alassane Drabo (Burkina Faso), Amadou Fatoumata Ba (Senegal), Gonçalo Mabunda (Mozambique) and Nawaaz Salduker (South Africa) will offer presentations of their latest creations.
The exhibition continues the series launched during Expo Milan 2015 with focus on China, followed by Cuba in 2016, and to be followed next year by Brazil in a programme to bring contemporary culture from around the globe to Milan.
This year’s exhibit will have four thematic sections: After Independence, Introspection of Identities, The Africa Generation and The Body and Politics of Distance, with works from Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Malawi, Madagascar and more.
A site-specific installation will be opened by Anne Historical at the historic landmark Radetzky Newsstand on Milan’s Darsena on 30 June.
The PAC is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 09.30 to 19.30, and in addition on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 22.30. Full entrance €8, reduced €6.50.