Nataal:
New African Photography II

05/04/2017-05/14/2017

Red Hook Labs and Nataal are pleased to announce their second co-organized group exhibition: New African Photography II.  It features nine contemporary artists, whose work engages with present-day Africa.  The selected artists are both emerging and internationally recognized, and will be showing new, personal bodies of work addressing issues of representation and celebrating fresh perspectives on the continent.  Spanning documentary, fashion and portrait photography, as well as video and performance, the exhibition hopes to tell modern narratives that surprise, captivate and inspire.

 New African Photography II follows the success of the inaugural curatorial collaboration between Red Hook Labs and Nataal in 2016. US Vogue called the exhibition “a journey into the rich visual culture of Africa” while i-D hailed the line-up as “the new generation of talent changing the face of African photography.” This latest show hopes to build upon these achievements by supporting a larger and more diverse roll call of exceptional image-makers.

Artists included: Girma Birta, Kadara Enyeasi, Cyndia Harvey, Nadine Ijewere, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Nobukho Nqaba, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, William Ukoh, Kyle Weeks

Opening May 4, 6-9pm

A concurrent solo exhibition of the late Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé, is presented in collaboration with 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair and MAGNIN-A, Paris.  

Opening of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be held simultaneously, and open to the public from May 5-7, 2017 12-8pm.

Artists’ talk moderated by Sara Jennings: May 6, 2017, 2-4pm    

Nataal is a new global media brand celebrating African visual arts, fashion, music and society. Its exclusive stories, think pieces, visual essays and short films profile the brightest designers, storytellers, tastemakers and cultural revolutionaries, both on and off the continent. Meanwhile its curated events, talks and exhibitions offer exploration and debate to intelligent audiences around the world. The Nataal team, co-founded by Alassane Sy, Sara Hemming and Helen Jennings, share a passion for communicating Africa’s successes and have created the platform in order to hail African innovation in all its guises.
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Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm (daily)