Salon Afrique – A Homecoming Reimagined

‘Salon Afrique – a Homecoming Reimagined’, curated by Beathur Mgoza Baker of Madlozi Art & Heritage and Sara Bint Moneer Khan of Mashura Arts opens today, 1st June 2022, at the District Six Homecoming Centre as part of the new HCC cultural venue’s launch celebrations.

salon, in true African spirit, is a gathering place for culture, ideas, food, storytelling, and community togetherness. The Cape Town Homecoming Centre is pleased to present a specially curated exhibition and immersive journey that unites diverse cultures from across the African continent through visual art in our home – a site of hope, remembrance, and belonging.

This exhibition and accompanying cultural program, explores critical questions through the work of contemporary visual artists, filmmakers, cultural thinkers, and performers, creating a space for dialogue and sharing at a time when our country is struggling to provide Africans with a sense of belonging. Exhibiting artists include, Zanele Muholi, Thania Petersen, Haroon Gunn Salie, Segun Aiyesan, Lionel Davis, Sma Rajoale Kumalo and many more.

Lisolomzi Pikoli, Closer (2022), Digital Collage on Archival. IMAGE COURTESY OF Ten x Collective.
Segun Aiyesan, The Toil of Man (2022). IMAGE COURTESY OF Ten x Collective.

The experimental visual exploration of these works negate cultural invisibility and silencing. The exhibition’s theme is inspired by the legacy of District Six as a place of memory and convergence where diverse cultures could co-exist and truly belong. A safe passage, Salon Afrique shapes a homecoming away from home that welcomes diverse identities from across Africa to commune and co-exist under one roof, in Cape Town.

Full artists list: Segun Aiyesan, Imraan Christian, Zanele Muholi, Haroon Gunn Salie, George Hallet, Timi Kakandar, David Chinyama, Skumbuzo Vabaza, Thania Petersen, Hasan Essop, Omar Badsha, Husein Essop, King Debs, Theophilus Tetteh, George Masarira,  Lisolomzi Pikoli, Nandipha Jantjies, Lionel Davis, Tafadzwa Tega, Sma Rajoale Kumalo, Rushda Deaney, Ben Agbee, Sahlah Davids, Serge Diakota, Njoroge Washington Kirika, Imaan Latif, Yusuf Durodola, Scott Williams, Hanna Noor Mahomed, Rahimah Ismail, Mishkaah Amien, Byron Eksteen, Melissa Fontini, and Gulshan Khan.

Exhibition preview & venue launch: 1 June 2022 (By Invitation Only)

Opening night: 2nd June 2022 starting at 18h00 at The Homecoming Centre, 15A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. 

(PR material provided by Ten x Collective).

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