RAY Festival

EMANCIPATIVE BODIES

Artist talk with Yagazie Emezi (photographer) and panel conversation with Sakhile Matlhare (Gallerist) Introduction and Moderation by Mahret Ifeoma Kupka (curator Museum Angewandte Kunst) and Eric Otieno Sumba (writer)

“The afterlives of colonialism can still be perceived on the African continent today. Western ideologies permeate everyday life and artistic practice via a ubiquitous westernized Gaze. Which emancipative strategies are African and Afro-diasporic artists pursuing today to bolster their possibilities of expression and to develop new visual languages? What lies beyond the white gaze?”

Sakile Matlhare and Eric Otieno Sumba in Conversation. Image by Sabine Schirdewahn