Nontsikelelo (Lolo) Veleko
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
2003 - 2004
30 x 20 cm
personae & scenarios
the new african photography
Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko
February 3 - March 31, 2006
Opening February 3, 2006
Vicolo dell'Oro, 12/R 50123 Firenze
Tel +39 0552396263
from the press release:
Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea presents "personae & scenarios the new african photography". Through a vast and eclectic selection of photographs, Personae & Scenarios invites the viewer to discover the unexplored world of contemporary African art, seen here on a comprehensive scale for the first time in Italy.
Both the complexity and the diversity of the African continent are evidenced in this exhibition, bringing together works from some of the most important figures in African contemporary art, featuring both emerging and more established African artists.
Through this rich and penetrating selection of work, the exhibition shows the hidden face of Africa: the creativity, wealth and culture of a continent full of life and of differences, a land as vast as it is difficult, expressing its contemporaneity through photography and video.
Despite the growing trend of contemporary art in Africa, in the world of contemporary photography, it remains one of the few less chartered areas, a continent apart. Africa cannot be defined by a single country, but as an entire continent, and as such encompaasses an infinite variety of styles, customs, and languages. The exhibition shows the complexity and the prosperity of contemporary African photography, reflecting the wealth of culture and history of a continent in perpetual change.