Multiple Transmissions: Art in the Afropolitan Age

21.05.2019 - Editorial

This group exhibition gathers the works of eight contemporary African artists : Georges Senga, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Sinzo Aanza, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Jean Katambayi, Nelson Makengo, Pélagie Gbaguidi, and Emeka Ogboh.

Emeka Ogboh, Spirit and Matter, 2017-2018. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Imane Farès, Paris

They invite us to look at the transversal artistic legacies and the global resonances of sounds, images, energies and ideas at work in their practices. Inspired by the physical and mental movements that characterize our time, these art pieces nourish radically plural connections.

Sinzo Aanza, Sans titre 7, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Imane Farès

As former artists-in-residence at WIELS or in multiple other parts of the world, the African artists presented here have become successive locals of multiple places and cities. Their paintings, videos, installations, sound pieces and photographic works weave physical and imaginary geographies, that participate to the ‘Afropolitan’ age.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Landlord, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Harry G. David, Filothei / Tiwani Gallery, London

This exhibition is in collaboration with The Biennale of Lubumbashi and Picha, as well as in the context of Brussels Art Summit.

Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Rolling A Joint, 2018. Courtesy of the artist

Practical Information:

OPENING 24.05.2019, 20:00-22:00

WIELS - Contemporary Art Centre   
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Bruxelles
T +32 (0)2 340 00 53  

Free entrance


Art, Design