House Of Reasoned Truths
Recent Video Art from Africa
Curated by Kisito Assangni
September 16th to October 28th, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 16th, 3 - 6pm
Featuring works by:
Halida Boughriet (Algeria), Cesar Schofield Cardoso (Cape Verde), Djibril Drame (Senegal), Victor Mutelekesha (Zambia), Nyancho NwaNri (Nigeria), Harold Offeh (Ghana),Minnette Vari (South Africa), and Haythem Zakaria (Tunisia).
Technological advancement and interculturalism have transformed contemporary African art, introducing a broad range of new forms of expression along with new perspectives on culture and society to Africa’s thriving art scene. With particular attention to contemporary video art, House of Reasoned Truths taps into the vitality of this recent work, capturing its aesthetics and broad range of formal strategies, while focusing specifically on its capacity to address the challenges of modern life in an era of globalization. The artists in this show come from across the continent. They work reflexively, using the conventions on their respective social worlds to meditate on them and their contradictions. They speak to questions of community, social cohesion, feminism, diasporic subjectivity, geopolitics, environmental forces, performativity, and power – provoking reflection on Africa and the world today, beyond historically reductive classifications.