African painting has boomed in recent years. It reflects the self-awareness with which artists on the continent look at themselves and their position in the world. In this period, collectors Carla and Pieter Schulting have acquired a large collection of paintings - supplemented by some sculptures and photographs - from all parts of Africa, giving a good insight into what African painting stands for at this time. Many of the artists in the collection have themselves or their immediate surroundings as subjects with portraits, figure pieces and genre scenes. 
On display are works by 125 different artists from 33 African countries. Centers are artists from South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia) and North Africa. Although never complete, the collection provides a layered picture of how African artists reflect on their self-image and how their imagination radiates to the entire world.    
Africa Supernova. Contemporary African painting collection by Carla and Pieter Schulting is from Sept. 24 through Jan. 7 on view at Kunsthal KAdE.
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Gallery director Stella Melbye-Konan in front of the exhibited artwork Yeanzi