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.
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