CURRENT EXHIBITION: THE SPIRAL OF CONTAINMENT
"My career as a cinematographer and photojournalist came to a sudden halt after I was sexually assaulted in 2011.
After the assault, I felt like a shadow of a person, without much direction, and barely any capacity to navigate earth.
Through art therapy, I started to process my assault creatively: I kept imagining myself stripped bare, with these antler wings. They had once had feathers but were no longer usable. I reached out to other people, who had been raped to explore the images that spiralled in their own minds. The result became a project that aims to impact people around the world".
SPIRAL GLOBAL TOUR COMMENCES IN SOUTH AFRICA: FEBRUARY 2022
Following a successful preview of just four works at the INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR in February 2022, the entire suite of 24 photographs, installations, and soundscapes that make up the mammoth experiential exhibition THE SPIRAL OF CONTAINMENT: RAPE'S AFTERMATH by Mexican-born photographer, cinematographer and foreign correspondent, Elisa L. Iannacone, is finally on view, and can be experienced in full, at CONSTITUTION HILL in early May 2022, whereafter THE SPIRAL exhibition will commence it's global tour through 2022 into 2025 at both heritage and commercial venues (including two art fairs annually).
Elisa will be in residence at the NIROX FOUNDATION from mid-March, where she will work in collaboration with ACA and Just Art and with multi-disciplinary practitioners on a large-scale SPIRAL social justice legacy project, with Elisa L. Iannacone's REFRAME HOUSE.
ACA CURATORIAL APPROACH: CREATIVITY, IDENTITY & JUSTICE
Africa Contemporary Art has curated a small but focused stable of artists, with a strong focus on human rights. The key curatorial approach focuses on contemporary identities, and geogrophies (Africa, the global South, and the creative intersection with the global North traditions). Inevitably, social justice is an overriding concern (serious, ironic but also whimsical and comical).
AFRICA CONTEMPORARY ART & JUST ART INTERNATIONAL
Africa Contemporary Art works with a select stable of artists, with a strong focus on human rights. The key curatorial approach focuses on contemporary identities, and geographies (Africa, the global South, and the creative intersection with the global North traditions). Inevitably, social justice is an overriding concern (serious, ironic but also fantastical and whimsical in expression).
Just Art International, the non-profit entity, focuses exclusively on the intersection of art and impact, social justice, and human rights, and has developed a reputation for implementing large-scale multi-disciplinary art projects - with the expressed intention of leaving behind a legacy of sustainable community interventions.
Our key project for 2022-2025, and its associated massive social impact legacy projects focusing on at risk communities in (South) Africa, THE SPIRAL PROJECT, has been in incubation since 2018, in collaboration with Elisa L. Iannacone's REFRAME HOUSE, and will be showcased from May 2022.
Our Just.Art high-impact and creative social justice legacy projects (murals, incubators and accelerators) with impact4good can be seen here.
MORE BY ELISA IANNACONE
The human crisis taking place in Southern Cameroon is one of the most neglected conflicts happening in the world today. Hundreds of thousands of civilians caught in the cross-fire between the Francophone military forces and the Anglophone separatists in Southern Cameroon have become refugees and asylum seekers, while militants have endured harsh jail sentences. This series of photographs, by Elisa L. Iannacone for the Victoria Relief Foundation, can be viewed on HUMANS OF THE FORGOTTEN WAR.