28 June →
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.
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Monday 23 September, 10:00 → 10:00
BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
Guided Tours on request
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