The New Pan-African Ideal at Archetype Gallery

By Ryan Nabulsi On April 16th, 2010, Archetype Gallery opened The New Pan-African Ideal featuring various works from a nationally selected group of artists.  According to Archetype’s press release, “Pan-Africanism seeks to promote the unification of all Africans and those affected by the Diaspora.”  Curator Christopher Hutchinson chose a variety of works from photography to multimedia installation pieces that he said displayed the shared experience of colonialism.  Through the work, Hutchinson hoped to encourage a dialogue that would broaden the definition of Pan-Africanism to account for a multitude of narratives.  By doing so, Hutchinson believed that Pan-Africanism can be strengthened … Continue reading The New Pan-African Ideal at Archetype Gallery