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Pangea: New Art from Africa and Latin America

02.04 – 02.11 / 2014
Saatchi Gallery, London

In its most recent exhibition entitled Pangea: New Art from Africa and Latin America, the Saatchi Gallery in London showcases the artistic production of some of the youngest and most innovative artists from Africa and Latin America.

To contextualize the show, Pangea is the geographic denomination given to the super continent that is alleged to have existed 270 million years ago, before the separation of the land that we today know as Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Oceania.

Focusing on 54 African countries and 21 from Latin America, this curatorship covers several artistic currents and underscores the work by young creators that have become relevant in a short time. Some of the Colombian artists participating include: Rafael Gómezbarros with his piece Casa Tomada (House Taken, 2013), Oscar Murillo with Dark Americano (2012), as well as work by Fredy Alzate. Other Latin American artists include: Antonio Malta Campos, José Lerma, Jose Carlos Martinat and Christian Rosa. Standing out among the African artists are Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou (Porto-Novo, Benin), David Koloane (Johannesburg, South Africa), Mário Macilau (Maputo, Mozambique), Ibrahim Mahama (Tamale, Ghana), Dillon Marsh (Cape Town, South Africa), Vincent Michea (Figeac, France) and Boris Nzebo (Douala, Cameroon).

The exhibition has been successful in London because of the character and strength of the works. Pangea has been named “Exhibition of the Month” and the most relevant works in the exhibition have been widely covered by important media outlets like: The BBC, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Telegraph and Art Daily, among others.

The exhibition was conceived in two parts and the second will remain open to the public until August 31, 2014.