Another Antipodes: Urban Axis
Much of the better work in Another Antipodes grapples with this kind of complexity, with the extremes by which Africa is typically understood. The urban axis of the exhibition’s subtitle describes large paintings, photographs and collages that image these extremes in Africa’s cities, the artists holding chaos into a glance.
An exciting new international program of visual arts and culture is launched in the 2017 winter with the largest contemporary African art exhibition to hit Australian shores, the first such exhibition to take place within Australia. With over 40 artists and 100 works of fine art, many previously featured at MoMA NYC, Guggenheim Bilbao, TATE Modern and the Venice Biennale, the Another Antipodes exhibition and public program vigorously challenges preconceptions of Africa. Utilizing Southern Africa as a touchstone for engagement, the curious are rewarded with an exciting range of new African views, voices and perspectives, highlighting the contemporary discussions and multicultural diversity of the region.