J.D. Okhai Ojeikere
Carrie Mae Weems
Erika Dalya Muhammad
Christine Y. Kim
Four new exhibitions. Africaine: Candice Breitz, Wangechi Mutu, Tracey Rose and Fatimah Tuggar, curated Christine Y. Kim - Yinka Shonibare, curated by Thelma Golden - Race in Digital Space, curated by Erika Dalya Muhammad - Collection in Context: Recent Photography Acquisitions
The Studio Museum in Harlem is pleased to present four new
An installation of thirteen works by Yinka Shonibare will be presented in the main gallery of The Studio Museum. Shonibare, who lives and works in London, grew up in Nigeria and the UK. Juxtaposing themes of colonialism and post-colonialism he merges irony with the widely accepted stereotypes of "high art" and "low art" and the opposition between "Britishness" and "Africanness". Shonibareâ€™s sculptures, installations and photographs, employing African motifs integrated into Victorian scenes and western modes are documents of paradoxes invoking an investigation of Black British experiences and the larger dialogue on the African Diaspora. Curated by Thelma Golden this installation will include a series of fabric-covered figures, both humanoid and other, and photographs.
Africaine: Candice Breitz, Wangechi Mutu, Tracey Rose and Fatimah Tuggar
Africaine presents a selection of works by four African artists living and working in the US and abroad: Candice Breitz (SA), Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Tracey Rose (SA) and Fatimah Tuggar (Nigeria). These photo-based works examine the presence and position of the African female body in popular European, American and global imagery. Using photography, video and collage, the artists dissect and reconstruct iconographic spaces such as the postcard, the fashion magazine, the pin-up, the mail-order catalogue and the tableau. Works incorporating digital media, computer montage and animation are also included in the exhibition. Curated by Christine Y. Kim, Africaine features approximately 40 works and will be installed in the mezzanine south gallery.
Race in Digital Space
Race in Digital Space, which originated at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in April of 2001, features the work of over 50 artists using film, video, audio, new media and web techniques. With an emphasis on cultural hybridity, the artists in this installation explore how technology influences and reconfigures the social constructions of race and ethnicity. Curated by Erika Dalya Muhammad and presenting works dating from the late 1960s to the present, the exhibition offers works that inhabit electronic space and engage these topics in creative and progressive ways. Artists include Vivek Bald, Robert Banks, Beth Coleman & Howard Goldkrand, Leah Gilliam, Auriea Harvey, Art Jones, Ulysses Jenkins, George E. Lewis, Philip Mallory Jones, Paul D. Miller, MONGREL, Keith + Mendi Obadike, Keith Piper, Alex Rivera,Cauleen Smith, Olly Wilson, X-PRZ and Pamela Z. Catalogue brochure available.
Collection in Context: Recent Photography Acquisitions
The latest installation of the ongoing Permanent Collection series, Collection in Context, this intimate exhibition continues the investigation of the formation and development of the museumâ€™s collection and its critical role in the history of the institution. Photography has been a primary medium for many artists of African descent and an area of interest to the institution. The Permanent Collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem began thirty years ago when the museum began accepting works from generous donors and artists. Today it numbers over 1600 works of art. The Collection in Context series uses new strategies to highlight the key holdings and expand the dialogue around African-American art and artists of African descent. Collection in Context: Recent Photography Acquisitions focuses on black and white photography. Artists included in the exhibition are Jules Allen, Dawoud Bey, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Gordon Parks, Malick Sidibe, James VanDerZee and Carrie Mae Weems among others. This installation features new gifts to the Collection and new work acquired by the SMH Acquisition Committee.
image: "Lady with Dogs" by Yinka Shonibare
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