We Are Still Here
Group Exhibition
13.06 - 18.06.2023 

Basel, Switzerland 
We Are Still Here Exhibition

How are we looking at our pasts to better understand our present moment in order to influence our futures?
Our group exhibition, We Are Still Here, explores this question through the independent voices of contemporary African and diaspora artists.

In this present intersection of hybrid realities & identities, we invite our audience to reflect on what it means to be custodians of heritage. What kind of world emerges when people tap into a new era of creation outside of validated systems?

Inspired by the text with the same title - written by Zimbabwean archaeologist Ashton Sinamai - WE ARE STILL HERE, affirms through various artistic mediums, the inherent nature and influence of African knowledge systems embedded within the contemporary art world.

By delving into the concept of heritage, the exhibition offers us the collective opportunity to redirect our gaze, look within and build new pools of knowledge curated by us through us.

An interdisciplinary showcase of the intrinsic creativity and esoteric methods of knowledge passed down through generations to acknowledge the simple fact that 'we stand on the shoulders of giants.'
Our artists share a new context to the continent's rich culture, and we get to experience some of the many ways heritage continues to inform and influence their realities.

Exhibiting Artists: Afroscope, Cherry-Ann Davids, Kwaku Opoku, Laura Arminda Kingsley, Mpho Mokgadi, Ntshepe Tsekere Bopape (Mo Laudi), Nyahan Tachie Menson, Teddy Pratt and Valerie Etitinwo.

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