10–12 December 2020

Kehinde Wiley’s ‘Rumors of War’ is celebrated

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, USA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts marks one year since the 2019 unveiling of Kehinde Wiley’s ‘Rumors of War’, presenting both outdoor and virtual events to "pay tribute to the sculpture’s power, beauty, and prophetic relevance". To mark this event VMFA has commissioned Dustin Klein and Alex Criqui, Richmond artists who garnered national attention for their thought-provoking projections during the Black Lives Matter Protest in Richmond, Virginia, 2020, to create a programme of events involving animation, digital collage and projection mapping.

“In these toxic times art can help us transform and give us a sense of purpose. This story begins with my seeing the Confederate monuments. What does it feel like if you are black and walking beneath this? We come from a beautiful, fractured situation. Let’s take these fractured pieces and put them back together.” — Kehinde Wiley



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