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Afro Argentina

16 October 2019

The Market Photo Workshop together with the Argentine Embassy presents the multi-media exhibition, Afro Argentina by Gaby Messina. Messina reflects on the politics of Afro-Argentine visibility based on her personal experiences and the testimonies of this community whose history and current socio-economic status struggles to appear within contemporary Argentine society. Global complexities of the African diaspora are situated here within the South American context, which still grapples with questions of trauma and memory, racism, and the legacies of authoritarian regimes. Messina’s exhibition arrives in Johannesburg in the wake of a recent outbreak of xenophobic violence. The Market Photo Workshop welcomes Afro Argentina as a necessary intervention into critically reflecting on what it means to be of African-descent both locally and in a country like Argentina, not associated with African history or precarity.
 
This exhibition is part of the Market Photo Workshop’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations "The Homecoming 30"

Participating: Gaby Messina

VENUE:

THE MARKET PHOTO WORKSHOP
Address: 2 President Str Newtown (entrance Bus Factory)
Tel: +27 (0) 11 834 1444
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00. Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00.




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