Indigo Waves and Other Stories. Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora
The stories and narratives of the Indian Ocean are the starting point of the group exhibition Indigo Waves and Other Stories. Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora. It brings together the work of diverse contemporary artists, musicians, writers, and thinkers to unfold and explore historical, cultural, and linguistic connections between the continents of Africa and Asia.
The Indian Ocean is considered the oldest continuum in human history. In several chapters, the exhibition approaches this ocean as a common horizon from which to read the African (that is, belonging to both Africa and Asia) stories of forced and voluntary movements through the currents of cultural connections, trade contacts, and colonial rule.
On view are works by Kelani Abass, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Shiraz Bayjoo, Rossella Biscotti, M'barek Bouhchichi, Nikhil Chopra, Köken Ergun, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Clara Jo, Jasmine Nilani Joseph, Jeewi Lee, Lavanya Mani, Oscar Murillo, Dominic Sansoni, Jennifer Tee, Jack Beng-Thi, Sim Chi Yin, and others.
Curated by Natasha Ginwala and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung with Michelangelo Corsaro.