In a bid to continue highlighting art from often-overlooked parts of the world, the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is showcasing “Art/Afrique,” an engaging exhibit that focuses on artists from the African continent.
The show is divided into three parts, the first of which is titled “The Insiders” and drawn from Jean Pigozzi’s private African art collection. The second part, “Being There,” zones in on 15 masters of South African art, such as Sue Williamson and William Kentridge. Consisting of paintings, photographs, installations, textiles and videos, the works explore Africa’s past while delving into the legacy of colonization. The final part of the exhibit features a selection of works from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s collection, as it looks beyond African shores to include artists who live away from their native Africa. Powerful works at “Art/Afrique” include Kudzanai Chiuria’s quietly violent canvas “Revelations V,” and Jane Alexander’s full-room installation “Infantry with Beast,” which depicts figures that are part-human, part-beast – and completely haunting.
Until August 29, fondationlouisvuitton.fr