Origin & Trajectories: Contemporary art from Africa and the Diaspora


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The works selected will show how artists deal with their own lives and identities, and how they treat such topical issues as the environment and the movement of goods and people.
By affording them unprecedented prominence at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Nigerian curator Okwi Enwezor reinforced the international profile of artists from Africa or of African origin. With exhibitions devoted to African artists becoming more and more frequent in Europe and the United States, and western collectors revealing surprising arrays of works assembled over time, the market for African contemporary art is developing fast. Biennales, fairs and galleries all offer the chance for works by an increasing number of internationally-recognized artists to enter collections in Africa and the West.