Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, Moody Center for the Arts. Photo by Nash Baker.
Omar Victor Diop,Jean-Baptiste Belley, 2014. Série Diaspora. Impression jet d'encre pigmentaire sur papier Harman By Hahnemuhle. © Omar Victor Diop. Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris
Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, Moody Center for the Arts. Photo by Nash Baker.
Faniswa, Seapoint, Cape Town, 2016. Gelatin silver print. CFaniswa, Seapoint, Cape Town, 2016. Gelatin silver print. Copyright Zanele Muhoopyright Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist, Yancey Richardson, New York, and Stevenson Cape Town / Johannesburg.
Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, Moody Center for the Arts. Photo by Nash Baker.
Adama Delphine Fawundu, Passageways #3, Secrets, Traditions, Spoken and Unspoken Truths or Not, 2017. Archival pigment on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Nelson's Ship in a Bottle (maquette), 2007. Plastic, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, cork, acrylic and glass bottle. © Yinka Shonibare CBE. Courtesy James Cohan, New York.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, In the Lavender Room, 2019. Banner created from original artwork. Moody Center for the Arts. Photo by Nash Baker.

Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present

January 25 - May 16, 2020
Brown Foundation Gallery
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Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present features works by artists from Africa and the Diaspora who problematize Eurocentric tropes of race, representation and prevailing colonial narratives. The exhibition addresses the violent erasure of marginalized histories and the ways in which artists reinterpret familiar themes through contemporary, Afrocentric lenses. As the rich resources of the African continent continue to be coveted by powers around the globe, the selected works, including photography, mixed media, virtual reality, sculpture, and a site-specific installation, speak to the ways in which outside interventions have deeply affected both the people and the landscape. Featured artists include Sammy Baloji, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Omar Victor Diop, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, Yinka Shonibare CBE, 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.

This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of the Moody Center for the Arts Founder’s Circle and the Moody Foundation. Exhibition designed by Carlos Jiménez.