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Encounters: Arts of Africa

Active
10/1/2012 - 10/1/2022
Organizing institution: Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion
Primary Curator: Allyson Purpura

Encounters features highlights from KAM’s collection of historical African art, the majority of which is from west and central Africa and was generously donated to the museum by the Richard J. Faletti family and Cecilia and Irwin Smiley. Displayed in conversation with these historical works are several recent acquisitions by Yeliman Fall, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Magdelene Odundo, and Victor Ekpuk, all of which attest to the long and active participation of artists from Africa in the international contemporary arts scene. Though a “permanent” gallery, Encounters remains fresh with ongoing object rotations, and the addition of new themes or videos to the interactive touchscreens. We hope this installation, as it changes over time, will allow for encounters of all kinds, including those that challenge misperceptions and inspire new lines of inquiry about the historical depth, global reach and contemporary relevance of African creativity.




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