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Paula Nascimento, curator of Africa en Foco

Since 2019 Arco Lisbon has opened itself to galleries from the continent, embracing the contemporary African artists in its diversity.

25 May 2020

Instead of a curatorial statement, this Focus Section is a fluid and flexible programme that highlight the wealth of diverse practices coming from emerging artists. This year we have galleries from Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

 Working themes range from identity politics to the examination of African histories (personal and collective), with particular consideration to painting, to artists working between abstraction and figuration and to a variety of materials, mediums and styles. This year programme expands in number with galleries from Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe.