'Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art' is a group exhibition that brings together over thirty works by international African and African Diaspora artists from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.
Pérez explains, “'Allied With Power' not only drives a powerful dialogue around topics explored by African and African Diaspora artists, but also furthers the museum’s goal of being truly representative of the Miami community... Too often, such artists are relegated to the margins of history, and I hope this show helps shine a light on their incredible work. I look forward to continuing to explore this new area, both in my personal collection and through joint exhibits such as this one.”
Curator María Elena Ortiz adds, “Jorge Pérez’s recent acquisitions showcase the breadth, sophistication, and incredible tenacity of African and contemporary African diaspora artists. The exhibition is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the connections between black artists from the US, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, alongside African artists—all asserting their power to be seen, recognized and critically acclaimed.”
The exhibition includes works by artists Igshaan Adams, Firelei Báez, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Kudzanai Chiurai, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Tomás Esson, Genevieve Gaignard, Sam Gilliam, David Goldblatt, Sonia Gomes, Nicholas Hlobo, Pieter Hugo, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Rashid Johnson, Isaac Julien, William Kentridge, Kiluanji Kia Henda, David Koloane, Guido Llinás, Arjan Martins, Misheck Masamvu, Zanele Muholi, Odili Donald Odita, Naudline Pierre, Robin Rhode, Deborah Roberts, Chéri Samba, Yinka Shonibare, Elias Sime, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Guy Tillim, Kara Walker, Stanley Whitney, Sue Williamson, and Portia Zvavahera.