This selection of photographs and two video installations centers the continent of Africa as a site of extraction, exploitation, and displacement for economic gain.Read full description
William Kentridge: Drawing from Other Faces (Joburg Mall), 2011; charcoal and colored pencil on paper; Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. © William Kentridge
How have video artists addressed issues of race and colonialism, including artists historically privileged by these relations of power? Coinciding with the opening of her provocative exhibition, Out of Africa, Julie Rodrigues Widholm discusses her curatorial principles, the contemporary context for this grouping of works, and the specific photographs and videos on view by William Kentridge, Richard Mosse, Doug Aitken, Steve McQueen and Carrie Mae Weems.