Reuniting the two former sister continents through the work of 16 contemporary artists.
The exhibition's title, Pangaea, refers to the prehistoric landmass that conjoined Africa and Latin America and the display includes examples of painting, photography, installation and sculpture drawn from across the two.
While a few artists from Africa and Latin America have gained international acclaim, there are many more who remain virtually unknown. This timely exhibition reflects a growing interest in the art being produced in these regions, as well as a trend among UK museums to broaden their often Eurocentric collections.
With representation from Colombia, Senegal, Brasil, Ghana and other nations, the display reveals the shared experiences that continue to unite these peoples – such as rapid urban expansion, migration and political and economic unrest – even many of thousands of years after their separation.