Both Ways: Contemporary Artists from Africa is
a major exhibition of the most current works by 12 artists from
Africa who live and work in Western countries, including Belgium,
France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom,
and the United States. It examines the relationships between
shifting physical contexts, emotional geographies, ambition,
and freedom of expression while focusing on the increasing globalization
of the African Diaspora.
The exhibition creates a forum where artists, through their
work, address themes of migration, assimilation, exclusion and
identity. This is a cutting-edge, contemporary art exhibition
organized by the Museum for African Art, New York.
Image Caption: Scramble for Africa,
2000, by Yinka Shonibare. 14 figures, 14 chairs, table, overall
dimensions: 132 x 488 x 280 cm. Commissioned by the Museum for
African Art, NY, Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman