Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 – Saturday, May. 16, 2020
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, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Omar Victor Diop, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mary Sibande, 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.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hours change based on exhibition.
- Free Hours: Always free and open to the public. Closed Sundays, Mondays, University Holidays, and during installation periods. Please check our website to confirm an exhibition is on view before planning your visit.
Directions & Parking
- Paid Parking
- The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at rice.edu/maps
Special Offers / Dining
Enjoy a coffee, beverage, or light bite to eat at the Moody Cafe, operated by Salento. The Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-2pm; visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi) during open hours.
Events at Moody Center for the Arts
Jan. 25 – May. 16, 2020
Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, Serge Attukwei Clottey: Softening Borders
Jan. 25 – May. 16, 2020
Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, Mary Sibande: A Crescendo of Ecstasy
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