Sunday, September 18, 2016

Exhibition: “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art” - show runs through Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Brooklyn Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA

“Disguise: Masks and Global African Art” through September 18, 2016
@ Brooklyn Museum (Image: Zina Saro-Wiwa 'The Invisible Man' detail)
Exhibition: “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art” - show runs through Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Brooklyn Museum — Brooklyn, NY USA; Event Details: Where: Brooklyn Museum; Location: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052, Telephone: (718) 638-5000; General Hours: Wednesday: 11am–6pm, Thursday: 11am–10pm and Friday–Sunday: 11am–6pm.
About the Exhibition: “Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor - 'Disguise: Masks and Global African Art' connects the work of twenty-five contemporary artists with historical African masquerade, using play and provocation to invite viewers to think critically about their world and their place within it. By putting on a mask and becoming someone else, artists reveal hidden realities about society, including those of power, class, and gender, to suggest possibilities for the future. The contemporary artists featured include Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou (Benin), Nick Cave (U.S.), Edson Chagas (Angola), Steven Cohen (South Africa/France), Willie Cole (U.S.), Jakob Dwight (U.S.), Hasan and Husain Essop (South Africa), Brendan Fernandes (Kenya/Canada/U.S.), Alejandro Guzman (Puerto Rico), Gerald Machona (Zimbabwe), Nandipha Mntambo (South Africa), Jean-Claude Moschetti (France/Benin), Toyin Ojih Odutola (U.S.), Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria), Wura-Natasha Ogunji (U.S./Nigeria), Walter Oltmann (South Africa), Sondra R. Perry (U.S.), Jacolby Satterwhite (U.S.), Paul Anthony Smith (Jamaica/U.S.), Adejoke Tugbiyele (U.S./Nigeria), Iké Udé (U.S./Nigeria), Sam Vernon (U.S.), William Villalongo (U.S.), Zina Saro-Wiwa (U.S./U.K./Nigeria), and Saya Woolfalk (U.S.). Masks have long been used by African artists to define relationships―between individuals, communities, the environment, or the cosmos―and, sometimes, to challenge the status quo. However, once masks were removed from their original performance context, they were transformed into museum objects, and their larger messages were often lost. The exhibition presents contemporary work in dialogue with historical objects from the collections of the Seattle Art Museum and the Brooklyn Museum within an immersive and lively installation of video, digital, sound, and installation art, as well as photography and sculpture ...”Read more: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/disguise_masks_global_african_art
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Related Articles: http://frenchculture.org/visual-and-performing-arts/events/disguise-masks-and-global-african-art-brooklyn-museum and http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/arts/design/disguise-of-masks-and-global-african-art.html.

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art - video by BrooklynMuseum

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