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Exhibiting Artists at “A World In Common: Contemporary African Photography” at Tate Modern, London

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“A World In Common: Contemporary African Photography” is a group show that is now on view at Tate Modern, London. This exhibition brings together a group of artists from different generations to address how photography, film, audio, and more have been used to reimagine Africa’s diverse cultures and historical narratives.

Dawit L. Petros Untitled (Prologue II ) Novakchoat Mauritania 2016.
Image courtesy of Tate Modern

The show seeks to explore the many ways images travel across histories and geographies. Moving beyond a traditional photography exhibition, the group show explores themes of spirituality, identity, urbanism and climate emergency to guide the viewer through dream-like utopias and bustling cityscapes viewed from the artists’ perspectives.

The exhibition follows artists across the many landscapes, borders and time zones of Africa to reveal how photography allows the past and the future to co-exist in powerful and transformative ways.

Atong Atem, Adut and Bigoa, 2015.
Image courtesy of Tate Modern

The exhibiting artists are: Kelani Abass; Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou; Malala Andrialavidrazana; Atong Atem; Sammy Baloji; James Barnor; Edson Chagas; Kudzanai Chiurai; Ndidi Dike; Andrew Esiebo; Em’kal Eyongakpa; Rotimi Fani-Kayode; Hassan Hajjaj; Délio Jasse; Julianknxx; Samson Kambalu; Kiripi Katembo; Lebohang Kganye; Kiluanji Kia Henda; François-Xavier Gbré; Maïmouna Guerresi; Mário Macilau; Lazhar Mansouri; Sabelo Mlangeni; Cristina de Middel; Santu Mofokeng; Fabrice Monteiro; Aida Muluneh; Wura-Natasha Ogunji; Zohra Opoku; George Osodi; Ruth Ossai; Léonard Pongo; Dawit L. Petros; Zina Saro-Wiwa; Khadija Saye.

The group show, “A World In Common: Contemporary African Photography” will be on view from the 6th of July, 2023 to the 14th of January, 2024 at Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.

Read more about the group show here


Iyanuoluwa Adenle is a graduate of Linguistics and African Languages from Obafemi Awolowo University. She is a creative writer and art enthusiast with publications in several journals. She is a writer at Art News Africa.

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