Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present
is a group exhibition at Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Texas. The show brings together artists from Africa and the diaspora to explore ideas of race, representation and colonial history.
addresses the violent erasure of marginalized histories and investigates the ways in which artists reinterpret familiar themes through contemporary, Afrocentric lenses. With the rich resources of the African continent continuing to be coveted by powers around the globe, the exhibition speaks 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.
The exhibition is timed to coincide with the establishment of Rice's newly formed Center for African and African American Studies (CAAS) and scheduled to be on view during Houston's FotoFest Biennial 2020 - African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other, opening in March.
24 January–16 May 2020
Yinka Shonibare CBE at Moody Center for the Arts