Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

Showing Marc Padeu, Lavar Munroe and No Martins, 20 November 2022 - 3 September 2023
'When We see Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting ', a group exhibition including works by Marc Padeu, Lavar Munroe and No Martins. 
Zeitz MOCAA presents an exhibition that explores Black self-representation through portraiture and figuration in painting. This timely exhibition celebrates global Black subjectivities and Black consciousness from pan-African and pan-diasporic perspectives.
With a focus on painting, specifically works produced from the 1920s to the present, When We See Us celebrates how artists from Africa and its diaspora have imagined, positioned, memorialised and asserted African and African-descent experiences. 
When We See Us is the largest exhibition of this scope to be held on the African continent. It will feature more than 200 works of art from the past 100 years. The exhibition is about affirming agency and self-determination across the Black world. As such, central to the exhibition is the resilience, essence and political charge of Black joy and the Black quotidian.
Supported By GUCCI
October 12, 2022