gives a photographic redefinition of the African
territory, influences and cultures. Beyond Afro-pessimism and outdated folklore figures, this publication reveals the multiple identities of the Arab-African human being.
The photographic works in New Africa put forward a new and ambitious African art scene fed with introspection, reappropriation and self-determination. These artists undertake a necessary reflection on what it means to be African in relation to historical and geopolitical realities, ongoing rites and codes, iconic figures… Today more than ever the African continent wants to break free from superficial truths. From Casablanca to Beirut via Abidjan, Dakar, Luanda, Nairobi and Kinshasa, New Africa is a rich and varied photographic journey that takes the form of a cultural and historical reappropriation.
Works by Laeila Adjovi, Mohamed Arejdal, George Awde, Omar Diop, Ymane Fakhir
, François-Xavier Gbré, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Malik Nejmi, Grace Ndiritu, Zineb Sedira
, Tanya Traboulsi.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at
La Villa, Casablanca, from May 22 to June 28, 2014.