After the End: Timing Socialism in Contemporary African Art presents a selection of contemporary artworks engaging with the legacy of African socialisms. It features artists looking at countries including Angola, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. The exhibition is the first in North America to explore aesthetic responses to African socialisms and their aftermath.
Less than thirty years since independence from colonialism, the end of the Cold War brought down socialist governments and sparked a wave of upheaval among young African nations. The need to reimagine national narratives gave rise to a generation of artists that seek to make sense of the dramatic shifts witnessed by their countries.
Curated by Álvaro Luís Lima, will be on view from June 15 to October 13, 2019 at Wallach Art Gallery.