Wetsi Art Gallery, is also a space for the creation and exhibition of artworks by artists engaged in decolonial issues, and is a project of the association Nouveau Système Artistique (2009), that started in October 2019 in Anderlecht at Studio City Gate. Faced with the need to deconstruct the racist myths distilled in society over several centuries through the arts and sciences, the aim is to use what Maura Reilly calls curatorial activism to deconstruct these false myths and have a positive impact. By valuing the culture and arts of Africans and its diasporas, our aim is to build bridges between worlds that are still compartmentalised, between artists from various minorities and institutions that are keen to meet them.
On the one hand, Wetsi Gallery supports the artists it represents in their professionalization (visibility, press, institutional contacts with curators and collectors, discussing orientation about their work) and on the other hand, it carries out awareness-raising and advocacy work with a view to changing the image of Africa and black culture among different audiences. It connects a new generation of people from minority groups with works that embody their culture in an inspiring and original way.
Whether you are curious or already passionate about the arts and cultures of Africa, whether you are a seasoned collector or a beginner, contact us. It is with pleasure and professionalism that we will answer your questions and guide you step by step so that you find your way to appreciate African and diasporic art, whether it is modern, classic or contemporary.