22 June 2018 - 21 October 2018

African Mētrópolis

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Tuesday to Friday 11.00 - 19.00 Saturday 11.00 - 22.00 Sunday 11.00 - 19.00 Closed Mondays, December 25, May 1 The ticket office is open until 1 hour before museum closing
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curated by Simon Njami, Elena Motisi

Concomitant with the Second Italy-Africa Conference planned for 2018, MAXXI dedicates a major exhibition to the African continent that offers a detailed panorama of the artistic and cultural scene.

The project, developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, presents the works of approximately 40 artists (El Anatsui, François-Xavier Gbré, Adboulaye Konaté, Mimi Cherono C. Ng’ok, Antoine Tempé, Amina Zoubir, to name a few) that reflect on the major social and economic transformations under way on the continent. The exhibition design is based on a contemporary metropolis: a complex structure in which urban spaces are seen as places for diverse cultures and communities to meet, and where tradition and contemporaneity can converse. The exhibition also includes some specially commissioned site-specific works and projects.

The artists involved include Joel Andrianomearisoa, Sammy Baloji, Bill Bidjorka, Meschac Gaba; Hassn Hajjaj, Youssef Limoud and Ato Malinda.