Photography as a medium of imagery in particular is closely linked in its genesis to the imperial industrialisation of Western nation states and to the colonisation of the African continent in the 19th and early 20th century. The reverberation of photographs from this period is an expression of a permanent unconscious, but equally manipulatively employed conscious reproduction of myths and negativistic representations of this continent.
The photographic and cinematic works shown at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, deal directly or indirectly with historical abuses and the media image of "Africa". Yagazie Emezi, Mohau Modisakeng and Yves Sambu present an exploration of gender, poverty, beauty, the body, identity and the consequences of racism for the individual and the community, all drawn from within African societies.
Part of Triennal RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain 2021
Museum Angewandte Kunst
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WED 12 am – 8 pm
THUR-SUN 10 am – 6 pm
Municipal museum of the City of Frankfurt
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