We are very happy to share that the works of our five fellows: Victor Ekpuk, Samson Kambalu, Moshekwa Langa, Neo Matloga and Zanele Muholi can be seen at the exhibition Africa Supernova. The contemporary African painting collection of Carla and Pieter Schulting at Kunsthal kAdE in Amersfoort.
African painting has boomed in recent years. It reflects the self-awareness with which artists on the continent look at themselves and their position in the world. In this period, collectors Carla and Pieter Schulting have acquired a large collection of paintings - supplemented by some sculptures and photographs - from all parts of Africa, giving a good insight into what African painting stands for at this time. Many of the artists in the collection have themselves or their immediate surroundings as subjects with portraits, figure pieces and genre scenes.
On display are works by 125 different artists from 33 African countries. Centers are artists from South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia) and North Africa. Although never complete, the collection provides a layered picture of how African artists reflect on their self-image and how their imagination radiates to the entire world.
Africa Supernova. Contemporary African painting collection by Carla and Pieter Schulting is fromÂ 24 September through 7 January on view at Kunsthal KAdE.