The artist Jonathas de Andrade is participating in the group show “Ubuntu, a Lucid Dream”, which takes place at Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, France. The exhibition is an invitation to occupy the Ubuntu, a space which is still little frequented by our imaginaries and knowledge. The meaning of this term, coming from the Bantu languages of Southern Africa, unites notions of humanity, collectiveness and hospitality and can be interpreted as: “I am because we are”.
As explained on Contemporary And’s (C&) website, “‘Ubuntu, a Lucid Dream’ aims to bear witness to these current dynamics and brings together contributions by twenty artists or groups of artists whose work chimes with the Ubuntu philosophy of ‘making humanity together’ while attempting to approach it as a resource, a space for invention, or fiction, as well as a mediation with the real world”.
The initial idea was to bring together artists who are likely to have critical viewpoints and perspectives, and the show “intends to evade geographical enclosures and to consider just one space: the reflexions offered by the artists via subjective narratives and works able to shake up our perceptions as well as our certainties” (C&).
“Ubuntu, a Lucid Dream” can be visited until September 13th, 2020.