African Metropolis. An Imaginary City.: François-Xavier Gbré

MAXXI - Roma 22 June - 4 November 2018
Works by the Ivorian artists François-Xavier Gbré and Ouattara Watts are presented in the exhibition African Metropolis. An Imaginary City. curated by Simon Njami and Elena Motisi.
A detailed overview of the artistic and cultural scene of the African continent.

On the occasion of the Second Italy Africa Conference scheduled for 2018, MAXXI is dedicating a major exhibition to the African continent: the project, realised in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will present the works of around 40 artists including Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Godfried Donkor, Nicholas Hlobo, Adboulaye Konaté, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Amina Zoubir, reflecting on the on-going social and cultural transformations.

Through five chapters, the exhibition presents the complex structure of a metropolis in which the urban space is seen as a location for the coming together of diverse experiences in which tradition and contemporaneity dialogue.

The exhibition also features a commissioning project with the production of new site specific works and projects. The artists involved include: François-Xavier Gbré, Bili Bidjocka, Meschac Gaba, Hassan Hajjaj, Youssef Limoud, Alex Mawimbi and James Webb.