Red Hook Labs and Nataal are delighted to announce their third co-curated group exhibition: New African Photography III. This year’s show features six female artists whose work engages meaningfully with present-day Africa and its diaspora. From a range of new perspectives come contemporary works that seek to present positive narratives and address a diverse set of concerns relating to representation, gender and identity.
New African Photography III will also celebrate the launch of Nataal’s debut print issue. The bi-annual magazine includes a section dedicated to the exhibition as well as unique shoots, stories and visual essays featuring the freshest fashion, visual arts, music and culture.
Artists included: Fatoumata Diabaté, Rahima Gambo, Keyezua, Alice Mann, Ronan McKenzie and Ruth Ossai.
Opening reception: May 4, 6-10 pm
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On view May 4-13, 2018. Open daily, 10-6 pm.
Artist walkthrough and discussion with artists Alice Mann, Ronan McKenzie and Nataal’s Helen Jennings: Saturday, May 5, 4 pm.
New African Photography III follows the success of the previous annual exhibitions, New African Photography I & II. US Vogue called the 2016 show “a journey into the rich visual culture of Africa” while Creators said the 2017 show included “photography that speaks to an increasing sense of self across the vast continent.” Having supported the work and careers of several talented emerging artists in these previous editions, Red Hook Labs and Nataal’s 2018 curation puts the female gaze firmly in the spotlight.
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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