Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America



Saatchi Gallery

Until Sun Nov 2

  • Free
  • Aboudia

    'Djoly du Mogoba' 2011

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

  • Aboudia

    'Daloa 29', 2011

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

  • David Koloane

    'Diskiology II', 2010

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

    David Koloane
  • José Lerma

    'Samuel Bernard', 2010

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

    José Lerma
  • Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou

    'Untitled (Demoiselles de Porto Novo series)' 2012

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

    Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou
  • Boris Nzebo

    'Madame Trottoir', 2009

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

    Boris Nzebo
  • Rafael Gómezbarros

    'Casa Tomada' 2013

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

    Rafael Gómezbarros
  • Oscar Murillo

    'Untitled' 2011

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

    Oscar Murillo
  • Oscar Murillo

    'I’d take you there but it doesn ’t exist anymore' 2010-11

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

    Oscar Murillo
  • Oscar Murillo

    'Dark Americano', 2012

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery

    Oscar Murillo
  • Ibrahim Mahama

    'Untitled', 2013

    © the artist/Saatchi Gallery. Photo: © Sam Drake, 2014

    Ibrahim Mahama


'Djoly du Mogoba' 2011

© the artist/Saatchi Gallery

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    Saatchi Gallery

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    Saatchi Gallery Duke Of York's HQ, King's Road
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    Art. Sculpture. Painting. Mixed media. Photography

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Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America 2014

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  • Sun Oct 26

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The first room at Pangaea is so blindingly fresh and exciting as to make it hard for the rest to compete. Rafael Gómezbarros’ Casa Tomada (‘house taken over’) sees a colony of giant ants invading the gallery space, marching across the walls and ceiling. They’re already a bit sinister before you read the guide and realise the artist has fashioned the bodies from casts of human skulls. 

While nothing else quite compares, there are plenty of other excellent pieces in the show. Mário Macilau’s powerful images of poverty and hardship are striking in their beauty and simplicity. Vincent Michea’s stylised graphic paintings, drawing on Roy Lichtenstein for influence, show Dakar’s glamorous past. And Boris Nzebo’s multi-layered collages distill the colour and dynamism of West African urban life into pictorial form. 

It’s not all great. Oscar Murillo’s collage of found objects probably looks very much as it did when he first found the component parts (a pile of rubbish). Similarly, Christian Rosa’s mixed-media pieces are pretty tedious. But the good definitely outweighs the bad, and some of it is very good indeed.

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