Exhibition: African Women in Movement

To celebrate the 6th Anniversary of Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, the Center and the Brooklyn College Women’s Studies Program present Shift: Images and Narratives of African Women in Movement.

Shift attempts to reframe the popular perception and image of African women in the United States. This mixed media exhibit showcases internationally acclaimed artists and New York based representatives of the diversity of the African continent who hail from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, and Egypt. The images and artwork displayed in this exhibit offer a window into the experiences of African immigrant women as they shift, challenge and negotiate the complexities of their lives. AIAC’s Anni Lyngskaer met with curator Bianca Mona (video above) to talk about the exhibition.

Details of a “Meet the Artists” event at the Gallery tonight:

ReVisions and RePresentations:  Artists Talk and Tour

Thursday, March 17, 6-8pm

Artists walk us through and discuss their inspiration for creating artworks that reflects the diversity of African women.  Join featured artists Rosamond S. King and Wahala Temi for a discussion on how their art addresses and expands the popular perspective and image of African women.

Where:

Brooklyn College – Student Center – Maroon Room, 6th Fl.

Campus Road and East 27th Street

Brooklyn, NY

Further Reading

Lumumba lives

After his murder in 1961, Patrice Lumumba immediately became a martyr of African independence. What is Lumumba’s “political afterlives” nearly sixty years later?

Back to class

The emphasis on identity and difference act to temper the radical potential of South Africa’s youth. They need an education on class politics.