Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present

Houston, United States

January 24, 2020 - May 16, 2020 Exhibition January 24, 2020 May 16, 2020 Europe/London Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present Rice University, 6100 Main Street, MS-480, Texas: Houston, United States

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Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present features works by artists from Africa and the Diaspora who problematize Eurocentric tropes of race, representation and prevailing colonial narratives. The exhibition addresses the violent erasure of marginalised histories and the ways in which artists reinterpret familiar themes through contemporary, Afrocentric lenses. As the rich resources of the African continent continue to be coveted by powers around the globe, the selected works, including photography, mixed media, virtual reality, sculpture, and a site-specific installation, speak to the ways in which outside interventions have deeply affected both the people and the landscape. Featured artists include Sammy Baloji, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Omar Victor Diop, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mary Sibande, and Pascale Marthine Tayou.


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