Sale presents “Black Motion : Diasporic Bodies, Identity and Emotions” a video and photographic exhibition curated by Annalisa Butticci & Sale co-produced by Sale and the Department of Sociology, University of Padova, Italy.
Black Motion features works of 13 artists from France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, and Portugal. The 13 artists forming part of the exhibition are Abraham Onoriode Oghobase (Nigeria), Aldo Sodoma e Jonathan Emma (Italy), Alessandro Monte (Italy), Alfredo Munoz de Oliveira (Portugal), Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria), Angelo Aprile (Italy), Cristina Vasconcelos (Portugal), Filippo Massellani (Italy), Matteo Danesin (Italy), Nadia Ferroukhi (France), Pepe Danquart (Germany), Qudus Onikeku (France/Nigeria) and TY Bello (Nigeria).
The exhibition explores the complex range of emotions that emerges from black bodies’ movements in European spaces. The photos and videos examine the relation between motion, emotions, and identity asserted through the experience of the body. The imagery represents the body as the primary focus and locus of emotional power negotiated in contemporary European settings of neoliberal economies, exploited migrant communities, and insidious identity politics.
Sale is an innovative and independent space of artistic production and experimentation where art is conceived as a means to affect deep and lasting social change and to challenge many of the society’s deepest-rooted assumptions. Black Motion and Sale proposes a captivating visual narrative with the promise of a change that will affect the perceptions of black Diasporic bodies’ power of motion and emotions.