Art meets ac­tivism

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Artist and ac­tivist Wangechi Mutu has ral­lied the art world to sup­port her drive to change the world’s per­cep­tions about Africa. She takes a stand against gen­der in­equal­ity, and cham­pi­ons the rights of les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der and in­ter­sex peo­ple. The Kenyan­born artist launched Africa’s Out! in a bid to “change the way we all en­gage with Africa and, more specif­i­cally, the way in which Africans reach out to em­power one an­other”.

Africa’s Out! is also a multidimensional pro­gramme that in­cludes art ex­hi­bi­tions, events, per­for­mances and dis­cus­sions about queer in­di­vid­u­als on the con­ti­nent. – Siyabonga Sit­hole

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