So excited to announce my participation in this exhibition at Neham Gallery, NYC openning Februrary 26th.
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NO SUCH PLACE
Contemporary African Artists in America
February 26 - April 3, 2015
Opening reception Wednesday, February 26th from 6PM – 8PM.
ruby onyinyechi amanze, Modou Dieng, Brendan Fernandes, Derek Fordjour, Sherin
Guirguis, Vivienne Koorland, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and Adejoke
Tugbiyele. Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah & Dexter Wimberly
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art announces No Such Place: Contemporary African Artists in
America curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah and Dexter Wimberly, a group exhibition that highlights recent
work by nine contemporary African artists living and working in the United States.
The exhibition’s curators, Larry Ossei-Mensah and Dexter Wimberly, seek to initiate a nuanced discussion
about "Africaness" in the context of contemporary culture. By including multi-generational artists from
African countries as varied as Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, they
seek to further debunk the idea of Africa as a singular, monolithic "place". The exhibition highlights
artists who express cultural duality and punctuates the complexities of African identity.
In stating, "There is no such thing as contemporary African art – there is only contemporary art from
Africa,” Bisi Silva, independent curator and founder/director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos,
Nigeria warns against generic geographical descriptions of art from a continent that is so vast and diverse.
Taking a cue from Silva’s significant statement, No Such Place investigates the overlapping signifiers
and great diversity present in these particular artists’ work, providing a space that fosters a broader
dialogue about culture, aesthetics, religion and politics. No Such Place dives into artistic intuition,
exploring how these nine artists process identity and represent their individual points of view.
According to Nahem "There is a new and talented wave of artists emanating from all corners of the rich
cultural tapestry known as Africa. We are excited to share in this exploration of contemporary work from
a small group of artists from the diaspora, whose diversity lends itself to age, gender, roots and
geography. Their new world is ideally one that opens us up to our own concept of the newness of Africa
today. We are excited to provide such a forum and hopefully to be a meeting ground and catalyst for its
growth and dissemination."
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art is located at 37 West 57th Street, New York. Established in 1985 as a
gallery specializing in American and European Modern, Post‐War, and Contemporary art, the gallery has
built an international reputation for exhibiting important paintings, sculpture, and works on paper over
the past three decades. www.EdwardTylerNahemFineArt.com, http://nosuchplaceexhibition.tumblr.com
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