Advancing Uptown Arts Renaissance, Pop-Up Gallery Spotlights African Beauty and Brutality

A bold new show at Art in FLUX Harlem illuminates the brutal practice of female circumcision and the horrors of homophobia in traditional African cultures, while also celebrating the continent’s gifts. Called “Echoes,” the exhibits join the effort by local artists and curators to breathe life into the uptown arts scene.

“We’re trying to highlight the differences, or the cultural richness, of the African continent,” said Ibou Ndoye, one of the exhibit’s two curators, referring to the 17 artists’ varying backgrounds. The exhibit continues through the month.

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