AFROPOLIS 28.4. - 4.9.2011 - Art Exhibition on 5 African megacities in Iwalewa Haus Bayreuth Germany
By displaying the work of some 30 artists AFROPOLIS takes its visitors through a well curated result of where arts and science cross paths in growing settlements of Lagos, Kinshasa, Nairobi, Cairo and Johannesburg. Architecture, social life, economy ...exposes life in ‘slums’ and to a great extend without the prejudices of the west.
Life in so-called slums has its own rules and stratified roles which seem to work for those who live there but would be a challenge to any visitor with a preconceived idea of what a settlement should look like. The reality is often contradictory to popular believe and beats most minds. A hectare of land in these slums is often more expensive than in other residential areas of higher status. Lords who are more respected and admired than the municipal mayor have the last say on important issues.
AFROPOLIS goes on till September 9th 2011.
Tuesday - Sunday from 2pm to 6pm