This summer the Saatchi Gallery presents us with a general survey of contemporary art from Africa and Latin America. At first sight, one might not see the difference with all the other contemporary art practices established in the rest of the world (and one might be right). Moving between rooms, it seems that it all looks like “contemporary art”. The works displayed perfectly meet the criteria and could directly be put under the prestigious ‘contemporary art’ label. But at the end, thinking about all the things you’ve seen, you start to realise how much these works are politically and socially engaged with their own context of production. There is a sense of urgency emerging from the artworks. They became real protests, and the artists’ voices can be heard spreading along the wall of the gallery: dialoguing with each other and singing a song of resistance.
Here is a selection of the best artworks presented: