The Africa.Es exhibition is a result of a commissioned project by the Spanish ministry of culture. In August 2010, 7 photographers were invited to create works in equally 7 cities of Spain in the spirit of an African/Spanish exchange of view. The photographers and the respective cities include : Emeka Okereke (Nigeria) : Madrid ; Nii Obudai (Ghana) : Valladolid ; Arturo Bibang (Equitorial Guinea) : Valencia ; Zanele Muholi (south Afri...ca) : Las Palmas ; Mamadou Gomis (Senegal) : Bilbao ; Patrick Wokemeni (Cameroun) : Seville and Mohamed Konate (Mali) : Barcelona.
- Defaced, Madrid 2010 © Emeka Okereke
The grand opening takes place on the 15th of February 2011, at 8pm in the presence of all participating artists. It runs until the 3rd of March 2011. In the same week there is the International Art Fair "ARCO madrid 2011".
About the venue :
The Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid (CBA) is a private, not-for-profit cultural institution. Ever since it was set up in 1880, it has played a major role of international scope in the field of cultural creation and diffusion.
The Círculo de Bellas Artes is a major multidisciplinary centre with one of the most active cultural programmes in Madrid. It has exhibition rooms, a cinema, a theatre, concert halls, lecture halls, artists’ workshops, a library, a cafeteria, a shop and many other facilities. Every day it puts on activities to do with the visual arts, music, film, the stage, literature, science, philosophy and poetry.
The building which houses the Círculo de Bellas Artes was designed by the architect Antonio Palacios and constructed in 1926. It is an emblematic building and from its rooftop you can enjoy some of the best views of Spain’s capital city.
This project is organised and funded by :
Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional al Desarrollo (AECID). Dirección de Relaciones Culturales y Científicas. Departamento de Cooperación y Promoción Cultural Exterior