(Mexican City, Mexico)
Africamericanos is a review and selection of historical images from main archives, libraries and newspaper libraries, as well as artistic and documental projects made by members of the community and about afro-descendants’ realities, and the African presence in the countries of the region. Matching the Decenio Internacional de los Afrodescendientes [International African-descendant Decade], stated by ONU, and the Mexican compromise with this announcement, the Centro de la Imagen is presenting this exhibition since as the most extense and important of this year.
The collective exhibition in which PIPA Prize nominee Jonathas de Andrade is one of the collaborating artists is an investigation and curation by Claudi Carreras (Spain), compromised by approximately 400 photos from more than 15 countries of Latin America.
Africamericanos is a transmedia project of an investigation, exhibition, diffusion, and production that intends to dimension and to come in to play about the construction of imageries around the African Origen’s peoples in Latin America and to show how their drive crosses the continent from north to south.
Historically have been done invisibilization processes, whitening, concealment, and deconstruction of the Afro-descendants’ image in almost every country from the region, consequently is fundamental to unveil and visually reconstruct the African diaspora map in Latin America since the distinct disciplines and perspectives.
In this major exhibition, the intention is to present a contemporary visual recompilation that addresses the multiple shades of this reality and mapping a networked community project to redimension and to reflect the main convergences that have been made till then, just as to generate new visualities about blurred or barely known realities.
The geographic area of the project embraces the whole Latin America, putting special attention on the biggest Afro-descendants population countries and to those that suffered the invisibilization processes in a more systematic way.
“Africamericanos“, featuring Nicola lo Calzo, Luján Agustí, Nicolas Janowski, Angélica Dass, Cristina de Middel and Bruno Morais, Eustáquio Neves, Jonathas de Andrade, Jose de Medeiros, Luisa Dorr, Maureen Bisilliat, Rosana Paulino, Carolina Navas, Jorge Panchoaga, Liliana Angulo, Pablo Chaco, Marton Robinson, Yomer Montejo, Isadora Romero, Karina Skvirsky, Josúe Azor, Hugo Arellanes, Koral Carballo, Maya Goded, Mara Sánchez Renero, Yael Martínez, Manuel González de la Parra, Nicaragua, Claudia Gordillo and Maria José Alvarez, Sandra Eleta, Leslie Searles and Lorry Salcedo, Christian Belpaire, Nelson Garrido
On view from August 16th to November 30th, 2018