28 June →
6 Oct.'19


African Art as Philosophy

On Tuesday the 1st of October, the exhibitions IncarNations and BAUKUNST are only accessible via the Rue Baron Horta 11. You can buy your tickets at BOZAR TICKETS in Rue Ravenstein 16, in front of the Centre for Fine Arts. The exhibitions Yves Zurstrassen. Free and EU Mies Award 19 will exceptionally be closed as from 2pm.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​IncarNations is an exhibition created by the artist Kendell Geers with the collector Sindika Dokolo. A fascinating initiative that reflects the diversity of the African artistic heritage, from an Afrocentric point of view and including the itineraries of slaves, colonialism and independence movements. As the Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne stresses: "Ethnographic museums are a negation of art because they prevent the objects on display from really looking at us. Because ethnography is constituted, at its colonial origins, as a science of what is radically other, it is in its nature to fabricate strangeness, otherness, separateness". Taken from Sindika Dokolo's impressive collection, the works of African artists enter into dialogue with those of the diaspora while contemporary works will be displayed alongside classical works. Incarnations looks at African art as a living philosophical practice.


Works by Nick Cave, William Kentridge, Tracey Rose, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ana Mendieta, Kehinde Wiley, Andres Serrano, Aida Muluneh, Mwangi Hutter, Hank Willis Thomas, Tracey Rose, Adrian Piper, Lubaina Himid, Roger Ballen, Zanele Muholi, Phyllis Galembo and many others.



Talks & Debates

Arts, Science & Technology

Society & Current affairs

14 June'12 →
30 June'23


Practical information


BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Guided Tours on request

Reservation and prices: via the application form
Info: +32 2 507 83 36 - groups@bozar.be
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Free admission with the Museum Pass. Buy your card here!

Opening hours
Tuesday — Sunday : 10 am — 6 pm
Thursday : 10 am — 9 pm (except between July 21 and August 15)
Closed on Monday

IncarNations. African Art as Philosophy
Sindika Dokolo / Kendell Geers (ed.)
BOZAR BOOKS & Silvana Editoriale (ENG, 128 p.)
BOZAR BOOKSHOP: €  15.00​​​​​​​


  • Sindika Dokolo Collection