As published on Contemporary And.

The Armory Show: New York, United States, 03 Mar 2016 – 06 Mar 2016.

Armory Focus, now in its 7th edition, is an invitational section on Pier 94 that spotlights the artistic landscape of a different region each year. (This year the focus is on art from Africa).

Focus: African Perspectives – Spotlighting Artistic Practices of Global Contemporaries is curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba, founders of Contemporary And, an online platform for international art from African perspectives.  Moving beyond conventional ideas of the African continent and its “counterpart,” “the Western hemisphere,” this year’s Focus will provide a glimpse of international artistic production from contemporary African viewpoints: emerging curators, artists, galleries and art spaces that connect scenes and markets through global networks. From Lagos to London to Luanda – and presented together for the first time in one location – this year’s Focus will examine the artistic developments and manifold narratives arising from Africa and African Diasporic artists, emphasizing geographic fluidity and global connections.

Part of the Focus will also be a Symposium to invest in the curatorial concept of Grosse and Mutumba, as well as a Special Project with single artistic positions placed and presented throughout the fair.

The invited artists and their representing Galleries: 
Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa: Emanuel Teen 

blank, Cape Town: Turiya Magadlela

Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi: Ato Malinda

Echo Art, Lagos: Namsa Leuba

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan: François-Xavier Gbré

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle: ruby onyinyechi amanze

October Gallery, London: Aubrey Williams, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga

Omenka Gallery, Lagos: Nengi Omuku

Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris: Kapwani Kiwanga

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town: Cyrus Kabiru

Tiwani Contemporary, London: Francisco Vidal

Vigo Gallery, London: Ibrahim El-Salahi

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin: Kapwani Kiwanga

WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town: Dan Halter

Visit The Armory Show for more information. www.thearmoryshow.com