The exhibition features 18 artists from eight different African countries and includes work by two Afro-Brazilian artists, Arjan Martins and Dalton Paula. Ex Africa brings together video art, photography, installations, music, performance, etc. across four themes: echos of history, bodies and portraits, urban drama, and musical explosions. In the center’s inner courtyard, the work Non Orientable Paradise Lost 1667, by Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, employs around 2000 wooden crates and various objects in reference to the daily routine of the shoeshiners who keep their work tools in these boxes.
Participating artists: Abdulrazaq Awofeso (Nigeria), Andrew Tshabangu (South Africa), Arjan Martins (Brazil), Bineide Hyrcan (Angola), Clube Lagos, Dalton Paula (Brazil), Guy Tillim (South Africa), Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana), Jelili Atiku (Nigeria), Karo Akpokiere (Nigeria), Kiluanji Kia Henda (Angola), Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe), Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou (Benin), Mikhael Subotzky (South Africa), Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa), Nástio Mosquito (Angola), Nididi Dike (Nigeria), Omar Victor Diop (Senegal), Youssef Limoud (Egypt), Patrick Waterhouse (UK).