Bringing The Real Africa To Light

A landmark exhibit of the work of artist Simon Njami is aiming to change global perceptions of African life and culture, a mission the artist has embraced throughout his career. Born in Europe, Njami sees the world’s affection for traditional African art as an incomplete interest in the subject. “Art and artists can tell their own stories – and in those stories is truth about what it is to be African. Part of the truth, at least.”