‘Human Zoo’ puts Africans on display for colonial-era exhibit


[Looks like liberal PC censors and language police types shut down a great anti-imperialist art exhibit. The liberals shut down the anti-racist exhibit in the name of anti-racism. Just another example of how liberalism takes many forms. — NP

(al Jeezera)

A London exhibit meant to critique(link is external) 19th century ‘human zoos’ shows African actors in chains and glass boxes. The attempt to highlight the colonial-era treatment of Africans is gathering criticism(link is external) for what many say is its racist content.

Exhibit B in The Barbican Centre, opening at the end of September, asks viewers to “confront colonial atrocities committed in Africa, European notions of racial supremacy and the plight of immigrants today”. Many, however, are protesting the exhibit, saying(link is external) the irony gets lost with this form of representation.

South African Brett Bailey conceived the exhibit after he read a book called Africans on Stage that described the 19th century ‘human zoos’. The videos below show images from Exhibit B along with descriptions.



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