“Crossing Continents” – Art Exhibition

"Crossing Continents" - Art Exhibition

AFRIKART is proud to present Crossing Continents – an exhibition presenting a brilliantly diverse yet complementary mix of art by four exceptional painters from the two sides of the Indian Ocean. The successful juxtaposition of these works demonstrate that ” art belongs to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality” – Goethe.

This exhibition presents the sublime brilliance of Madhumati amidst the works of an amazing group of artists from Uganda, Kenya and Sudan. It represents a unique opportunity to present great art from the two sides of the Indian Ocean – East Africa and India. Khartoum, Nairobi, Kampala and Kolkata are the far-flung destinations linked together in this exhibition to truly reflect a wide landscape of influences and outlooks under one roof.

As an exhibition, CROSSING CONTINENTS is symbolic of the unifying and cohesive qualities of great art that Kwame Akuffo and AFRIKART are dedicated to showcase and promote. The event is a wonderful showcase of talent from a diverse collection of Indian and East African artists. It brings together art from two parts of the world linked by a common colonial heritage and the mass movement of people for work and trade.

These links have not always been happy ones, yet they still persist today in the relationship between East African painters and the Indian businessmen who market their work to an ever growing international audience. As well as making a positive difference in the lives of local Indian and East African artists, Crossing Continents is also about the similarities that bind us.

Region: All
Start Date: 24/09/2007
End Date: 29/09/2007
Start Time: 1115 – 1900
Venue: artspace-galleries.com
Venue Address: 18 Maddox Street (Lower Ground Floor Gallery)
Website: http://www.afrikart-gallerie.com
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
Press Tickets:
Name: Kwame Akuffo
Phone: 07880 794751