Here, four top contemporary artists take you on a journey to their dreamed future. Video artist Mũchiri Njenga transforms a boy from the slums into a messenger from the future. Photographer Samuel Fosso challenges us to reflect about a possible black pope. In his digital collages, Kadara Enyeasi transports personalities from classic African popular stories into the future in abstract spaces with geometrical forms. Finally, Osborne Macharia creates a society consisting of newly invented communities with their own futurist culture.
The imagination of all these artists is fed by a sense of frustration with the realities of today’s world. Showing at the Tropen Museum in Amsterdam, Afrofuturism offers them an opportunity to escape reality and to show an alternative future which can inspire new generations.
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