Kampala Contemporary #Dubai exhibition presents powerful perspectives on cultural traditions, Ugandan identity, feminism, politics and the overarching combination of these subjects. The artists take inspiration from their distinctive and rapidly evolving culture while commenting on tradition.
The artists’ common focus is exploration, bringing light to topics hidden on the sidelines and telling their stories to the world – witnessed through their own eyes. The six selected contemporary artists work with various mediums, from fabrics, collages, and acrylics on canvas to woodcut prints.
On the 59th Venice Art Biennale occasion, AKKAProject is thrilled to announce African Identities. This group exhibition aims to highlight the importance of the Arts and Artists from the African Continent. The exhibition will run from April to November 2022.
The first edition of African Identities will focus on exploring the art scene of East Africa. Counting on so many different ethnic groups and cultures, talents, and styles, AKKA Project aims to present and gather these many artists, including established and young talents, under one roof, giving them an opportunity for fruitful dialogues.
Each territory has mastered its unique distinctiveness. Individually each has bloomed from the fertile soil and risen to diverse original contemporary artists who masterfully experiment with new subjects, styles, and materials.
AKKA Project aspires to create a unique and enriching experience, allowing visitors to discover the artists’ stories and works in Venice during the period of La Biennale 2022. All this is African Identities: a unity cluster of artworks and artists from Africa.