ART FROM THE HEART OF AFRICA

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

A COL­LEC­TION of the new­est art out of Africa will cross the In­dian Ocean for the first time in a new ex­hi­bi­tion at the PS Art Space.

Con­sid­ered to be one of the largest con­tem­po­rary African art ex­hi­bi­tions for the year, An­other An­tipodes’ Ur­ban Axis will bring to­gether more than 100 pieces of art from 47 artists who call coun­tries like Zim­babwe, South Africa and Kenya home.

Co-cu­ra­tor Ger­ald Sanyan­gore said although the two con­ti­nents had his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural con­nec­tions, Aus­tralia was yet to ex­pe­ri­ence the best of African con­tem­po­rary art.

“Ur­ban Axis, as our first ex­hi­bi­tion, lays the foun­da­tions for ef­fec­tive col­lab­o­ra­tion and artis­tic in­no­va­tion across our two con­ti­nents,” he said. “Perth and Fre­man­tle oc­cupy a unique cen­tral place be­tween Aus­tralia, Africa and Asia and to­gether have the ca­pac­ity to play a piv­otal role in cul­tural ex­change be­tween these three re­gions.”

Ur­ban Axis is at the PS Art Space un­til July 22 and in­cludes a pro­gram of talks, guided tours, mas­ter-classes, screen­ings and mu­sic events. Visit www.an­other an­tipodes.com for more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­gram.

Ger­ald Sanyan­gore: Aus­tralia and Africa have his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural con­nec­tions.

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