The Africa Centre

Group exhibition

Curated by Najlaa El-Ageli and Tewa Barnosa, this transdisciplinary exhibition explored and investigated certain acts of tyranny, particularly within the context of the Pan-Africanism ideal and Pan-Arabism dream. It looked at how state, government and utopian dictatorships developed modalites of population mass-control and utilised surveillance mechanisms. By playing with the political props, real and imagined, a further link was made to the ongoing colonial conversation. In parallel with the artworks and installations, an engagement programme presented two film screenings, two panel discussions and a workshop to allow for deeper discussion and exploration.

Photography by Merass Sadek.