Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits
Opens October 1, 2021
Nollywood, Nigeria’s 3-billion-dollar film industry, is populated with savvy stars, directors, and producers. Artist Iké Udé returned to Lagos, Nigeria, in October 2014, after three decades away, to photograph its celebrities. In this exhibition, Udé’s portraits appear for the first time with garments and other items used in their creation to make a glamorous, bold statement about African identity at a time when the vestiges of colonialism and widespread racism continue to threaten Black lives on a daily basis. Each portrait conveys radical beauty by reclaiming, reconstructing, and redefining notions of African identity.
Christine Dixie: The Binding
To be announced.
Discover the extraordinary printmaker Christine Dixie’s haunting and ethereal installation, The Binding. On view for the first time outside of South Africa, life-size portraits of the artist’s son at age six come together in a visually stunning and intellectually rich exploration of what it means to be a parent, and how we approach making sacrifices, in a world that has yet to know peace.