"Recent Histories Contemporary African Photography & Video Art", a Walther Collection exhibition and catalog

I am very proud to share with you a forthcoming exhibition titled Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography & Video Art organized by The Walther Collection, which will run from May 7 - October 29, 2017, in Neu-Ulm, Germany. I had the awesome opportunity to contribute an interview with artist Em'kal Eyongakpa to the exhibition catalogue. See below a reproduction of The Walther Collection's press release. Should you find yourself in Germany, do stop by and enjoy the exhibition.

Dawit L. Petros, Untitled (Prologue), from "The Stranger's Notebook," 2016 Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary

Dawit L. Petros, Untitled (Prologue), from "The Stranger's Notebook," 2016
Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary

Opening Preview: Saturday, May 6 from 6pm-8pm
The Walther Collection
Reichenauerstrasse 21
89233 Neu-Ulm, Germany

Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art unites the perspectives of fourteen contemporary artists of African descent, investigating social identity, questions of belonging, and an array of sociopolitical concerns, including migration, lineage, the legacies of colonialism, as well as varied personal experiences. The exhibition features photography and video art by Edson Chagas, Mimi Cherono Ng'ok, Andrew Esiebo, Em'kal Eyongakpa, François- Xavier Gbré, Simon Gush, Délio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Sabelo Mlangeni, Mame-Diarra Niang, Dawit L. Petros, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Thabiso Sekgala, and Michael Tsegaye. 

Recent Histories will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Steidl/The Walther Collection.