24 May 2024
18:30  - 20:00

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart St. Alban-Rheinweg 60, 4052 Basel

Zeitz MOCAA & Kunstmuseum Basel

Public event, Exhibition / Opening

Vernissage: Exhibition "When We See Us"

In the Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart

 The Birthday Party, Esiri Erheriene-Essi, 2021, Courtesy of Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Miami

Vernissage of "When We See Us. A Century of Black Figuration in Painting" – a multifaceted special exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart.

In what ways have artists from the African continent and its far-flung diaspora processed the experience of the quotidian in their painting over the last 100 years? Koyo Kouoh, Director and Chief Curator of the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, South Africa, and her team undertook extensive research to find out. The result is a comprehensive show that brings together works by 120 artists: a kaleidoscope of Black figurative painting over the last 100 years. Also scheduled to be on show at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Zeitz MOCAA has created a groundbreaking exhibition that demands to be seen.

The event will begin with welcoming remarks by the Director of the Kunstmuseum Basel, Elena Filipovic, the Government Council of the Canton of Basel-Stadt and the Executive Director & Chief Curator Koyo Kouoh and will end with a shared aperitif. Free participation without registration.

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