AFROPEANS 

  / A SITE OF MEMORY 

 CONCEPT 

 Afropeans is a series of portraits of Afro-Europeans inspired by the long   history of the cross-cultural exchange between Europe and Africa.   Around 1500, the Portugese discovered the Kingdom of Kongo,   marking the beginning of a process of creolisation of the Kongo culture   and society through Europeans. Around the same time, the European artists started portraying the African presence in Europe in their   paintings, showing how Africans—from slaves to members of the nobility—helped shape European society. 

 

As with the Africans in the European paintings, the Afropeans’ socio-   economic and political status can be read from their clothing and the   scarifications on their faces and bodies. Their bodies and clothes are   sites of memory and identity. Africa’s ancestral DNA and identity reveals   itself on Europeans bodies, symbolising the African origins of   humankind. Afropeans are a space of correlation, where African and   European cultural traditions cohabit and merge.  

 Flandria, the first character of this series, was the main protagonist of   the lecture opera performance FLANDRIA staged in major Belgian   performing art centers in 2019.

 WORKS 

 Afropeans series 1_#1 to #5 

Digital print on metallic silver paper, price includes wooden frame 

This series is now exhibited and for sale at Latitudes Art Fair 2020. Visit:

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