photo from the film Atlantics

“Speculative Africa” curated by Namwali Serpell

The Wexner Center for the Arts has curated a robust slate of online programming to stay connected and offer ways to still engage with contemporary art and with each other. Stay tuned for creative offerings from our visual, film, performing arts, and education programs. Find us at wexarts.org and @wexarts on Twitter and Instagram for more details.

We are especially excited to share “Stream-It Speculative Africa,” a virtual variation of the short film series curated by author Namwali Serpell. Wex film curator, Chris Stults, adapted the series into an online experience, with bonus material available for viewing.

Serpell, who recently received the Windham Campbell Prize for her fiction, said about “Speculative Africa,” that the series “encompasses genres from Afrofuturism to surrealism to zombie flick; these films bend representation. They warp both the reality effect of the camera and the demand to represent the ‘real’ Africa—or its stereotyped mythology…”

Check out the films I Am Not A Witch, Atlantics, Pumzi, Crumbs, and Afronauts, plus bonus material, at https://www.wexarts.org/read-watch-listen/stream-it-speculative-africa.

 

Image courtesy of Netflix

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