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Throughout the centuries, The United States has forgone a significant journey imprinted with illuminating external Influences. In today’s Western World, the “African Perspective” manifests mainly through the channel of Culture. In fact, in March of 2016, New York City is about to witness a significant manifestation of the sort. This Year, the Armory show lends its epic platform to focus on African Contemporary Art.

Curators and founders of Contemporary And (C&) (an online platform for International Art from African Perspectives) Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba have given the Paris based artist Kaqwani Kiwanga center stage. Upon meeting her a couple of months ago, Kiwanga seemed full of faith that her summons into this American experience will bring forth an outcome worthy of consideration not only to the public but to herself. She seems to absorb the environment she occupies in the present tense, hence allowing a graceful space for the unknown to naturally take shape. This alone honors a distinct and rare state of existence akin to the ancient mysterious roots of African Culture. According to the latest information, Kiwanga’s piece called “The Secretary suite” sheds light on the economy of gifted items starting from the context of the United Nations.

Calligraphic Forms III, Ibrahim El -Salahi, 1989, courtesy of Vigo gallery and the artist

Calligraphic Forms III, Ibrahim El -Salahi, 1989, courtesy of Vigo gallery and the artist

Eight other projects will take over the vicinities, showcasing artists such as Karo Akpokiere, Jared Ginsburg, Lebohang Kganye, Mame-Diarra Niang, Emeka Ogboh, Athi-Patra Ruga and Ed Young.

Selections Magazine has taken a premature fascination with artist Karo Akpokiere’s show to be: Alternate Art Fair. He will adopt the perspective of fictitious artists and galleries to create a live-illustration bound to chance and changes.

Laura Aldridge, installation view, 2015

Laura Aldridge, installation view, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Koppe Astner

It will be fascinating to observe how the participants of the Armory show, from the same rich heritage, will script the New York scene as of March 2016. Here is hoping it will transport us back to the origins of man through a flash of insightful artistic genius.

Francois- Xavier Gbre, 2013, courtesy of the artist and Echo Art

Francois- Xavier Gbre, 2013, courtesy of the artist and Echo Art

Francois- Xavier Gbre, 2013, courtesy of the artist and Echo Art

Francois- Xavier Gbre, 2013, courtesy of the artist and Echo Art

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