Happening Now

The Mojo Gallery is proud to host three artists from Africa, Viyé Diba (Senegal), Mohamed Abouelnaga (Egypt) and Sonya Rademeyer (South Africa) who will present their work collectively in an exhibition entitled Happening Now. The title holds specific relevance to the daily reality experienced by each of these artists, as well as the particular social reality of the country they reside in.

Although these artists collectively share Africa as their home, there are considerable and significant differences in the contemporary reality of each artist's cultural environment. Language, in itself, is clearly a recognisable difference between French, Arabic and English speaking countries on the African continent.

Diba, Abouelnaga, Rademeyer have met on a few occasions over the past few years, both in Senegal and Egypt. During these encounters they have discussed the possibility of showcasing their work together, specifically looking at the diversity of their shared culture within the African continent. Happening Now is an exploration of the diversity and strength of sharing African culture from different perspectives.