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50th Venice Biennale
15 June - 2 November 2003

Venice / 2003 / Report / Dreams & Conflicts

Fault Lines: Contemporary African Art and Shifting Landscapes

Moshekwa Langa

Moshekwa Langa

Hassan Fathy

Hassan Fathy

Samta Benyahia

Samta Benyahia

Arsenale di Venezia,
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Curator:
Gilane Tawadros

Produced by
Forum for African Arts

Artists:

Laylah Ali

Kader Attia

Samta Benyahia

Zarina Bhimji

Frank Bowling

Clifford Charles

Pitso Chinzima

Rotimi Fani-Kayode

Hassan Fathy

Veliswa Gwintsa

Moshekwa Langa

Salem Mekuria

Moataz Nasr

Sabah Naim

Wael Shawky

Press release

Sabah Naim

Sabah Naim

Zarina Bhimji

Zarina Bhimji

Kader Attia

Kader Attia

Gilane Tawadros

Gilane Tawadros

Salem Mekuria

Salem Mekuria

Wael Shawky

Wael Shawky

Gilane Tawadros borrows the title of the exhibition from geology. Fault lines come into being due to ground collapsing, or on the edges of the continental plates. The curator states: "Fault lines may be a sign of significant shifts, or even of impending disaster, but they also create new landscapes."

Applied to the exhibition, this means that Gilane Tawadros wanted to bring together artists from Africa and the African Diaspora "whose works trace the fault lines that are shaping contemporary experience locally and globally. These fault lines have been etched into the physical fabric of our world through the effects of colonialism and postcolonialism, of migration and globalisation."

See the text by the curator, press information.

Gilane Tawadros is director of the inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) in London.

 

Artists of this exhibition in Universes in Universe:

Samta Benyahia

Moshekwa Langa

Sabah Naim

Moataz Nasr

Wael Shawky

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Africa: Curators
Curators with exhibitions and projects included in Universes in Universe.

 

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