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.
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
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