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Opening Reception for Kapwani Kiwanga: The Sand Recalls the Moon’s Shadow

Fall 2021 Opening Reception | Featuring DJ Sun | Open to the Public

Friday, September 17, 2021 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Moody Center for the Arts
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Join the Moody for the opening reception for Kapwani Kiwanga: The Sand Recalls the Moon’s Shadow.

In her first solo exhibition in Houston, Kapwani Kiwanga (b. 1978, Hamilton, Canada) created two site-specific installations for the Moody, Maya-Bantu and Dune. Both works will address linkages between trade and labor, as well as society and the environment. The exhibition also includes Kiwanga’s 2012 video, Vumbi, which draws attention to the nuanced relationship between humans and the planet. Collectively, these works meditate on raw material as a primary resource, simultaneously in the context of cultural exploration and economic development.

Based in Paris, Kapwani Kiwanga studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University, Montreal, and art at École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Kiwanga was awarded the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2020, following her receipt of the Frieze Artist Award and the Sobey Art Award in 2018.