The African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit organization, based in Lagos, Nigeria. It was founded in 2007 by Azu Nwagbogu to promote Nigerian and other African art & artists. African Artists’ Foundation has now joined forces with Alliance Française – a worldwide non-profit, apolitical and non-religious network devoted to promoting the French language and Francophone cultures to bring us the “Shout Plenty” group exhibition.
The exhibition “Shout Plenty” features 31 contemporary artists across Africa exploring the role of art as a powerful and revolutionary instrument to reconstruct the dominating institutions. The title “Shout Plenty” is coined from Fela Kuti’s 1986 LP “I Go Shout Plenty” through which he laid bare the ambitions and need for liberation of his generation.
“Shout Plenty” is said to encourages dialogue between individual experience and collective memory. The curators seek to assemble artists working across mediums, and that deliver their intended message with varying tones and degrees of abstraction. A murmur that slowly spreads can, too, be a powerful means of protest. Regardless of subject matter or content, imaginative art practice is a site of freedom.
Shout Plenty is curated by Princess Ayoola and Jana Terblanche with a curatorial advisory from Azu Nwagbogu. The opening is at 1 PM on Saturday, August 13th at Alliance Francaise and 4 PM at African Artists’ Foundation.