Installation View

In Context: Africans in America

Goodman Gallery presents the exhibition Africans in America , co-curated by American artist Hank Willis Thomas and Goodman Gallery director Liza Essers from 17 November 2016 - 17 December 2016.

Installation view of 'Africans in America' , from left to right: Odili Donald Odita, Highway, 2015, Acrylic latex on laminated panel 245 x 122cm © Odili Donald Odita ; Julie Mehretu, Epigraph, Damascus, 2016, 6 panels; Photogravure, sugar lift aquatint, spit bite aquatint, openbite Hahnemühle Bütten 350 gr.Paper each 217 x 87 cm; Frame total size 248 x 574 cm, Edition of 16, © Julie Mehretu ; Stan Douglas, Capoeira, 1974, 2012, Digital C-print mounted on Dibond aluminum, Image: 142.2 x 213.4 cm, Framed: 149.9 x 221 x 6.4 cm, Edition of 5

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The exhibition Africans in America is held across Goodman Gallery’s Johannesburg location and the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Together with it’s partner exhibition Where We Are at Goodmann Gallery in Cape TownAfricans in America is presented in association with the major international conference Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures .

Africans in America is part of In Context 2016, an ongoing curatorial series that the gallery initiated in 2010.

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ at JAG , Daàpò Reo, ALCOHOLOTOPIA (A GEOPOLITICAL DREAM UNDER THEINFLUENCE), 2016, Cotton, polyester, 274.4 x 152.4 cm,

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ courtesy of Goodmann Gallery

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ Wangechi Mutu, Flower head, 2015, Mixed media 111.8 x 81.3 x 33 cm, Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ from left to roght: Ghada Amer, La Leçon de grammaire-RFGA, 2015, Acrylic, Dried Pastel, Embroidery & Gel Medium on Canvas 182.9 x 203.2 cm, © Ghada Amer. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York; Wangechi Mutu, Flower head, 2015 , Mixed media 111.8 x 81.3 x 33 cm / I’m too misty, 2015, Collage painting on linoleum 101.6 x 83.8 cm, Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ Odili Donald Odita, Van Gogh’s Trees, 2016, Acrylic latex on laminated panel, 245 x 122cm, © Odili Donald Odita

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ from left to right: Carrie Mae Weems, The Capture of Angela, 2008, Archival pigment print, 155 x 129 x 6cm (framed) Edition of 5 / Mourning, 2008, Archival pigment print, 155 x 130 x 6cm (framed), Edition of 5 / The Assassination of Medger, Malcolm and Martin, 2008, Archival pigment print, 155 x 130 x 4.5cm (framed), Edition of 5 ; in the front: Theaster Gates, Afrostack, 2012, Concrete, porcelain, glass and book, 128.3 x 32.1 x 31.3 cm © Theaster Gates. Photo © White Cube (Edouard Fraipont)

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ from left to right: Carrie Mae Weems, The Assassination of Medger, Malcolm and Martin, 2008; Theaster Gates, Afrostack, 2012, Concrete, porcelain, glass and book , 128.3 x 32.1 x 31.3 cm © Theaster Gates. Photo © White Cube (Edouard Fraipont); Carrie Mae Weems, Constructing History, A Requiem to Mark the Moment, 2008 , Video 24 minutes Edition of 5

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ Wangechi Mutu, Eat Cake, 2012, Video, 12 minutes, 51 seconds, Edition of 6, Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ from left to right: Kehinde Wiley John Mensah, 2010, Oil on canvas with artist’s frame, 72 x 60 cm, Courtesy of the Zeitz Collection (Founding Collection, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) ; Alfredo Jaar, One million points of light, 2005, Light box 45 x 60 x 12 cm, Edition of 3

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Installation view of ‘Africans in America’ , from left to right: Odili Donald Odita, Highway, 2015, Acrylic latex on laminated panel 245 x 122cm, © Odili Donald Odita ; Julie Mehretu, Epigraph, Damascus, 2016, 6 panels; Photogravure, sugar lift aquatint, spit bite aquatint, openbite Hahnemühle Bütten 350 gr. Paper each 217 x 87 cm; Frame total size 248 x 574 cm, Edition of 16, © Julie Mehretu ; Ghada Amer, La Leçon de grammaire-RFGA, 2015, Acrylic, Dried Pastel, Embroidery & Gel Medium on Canvas, 182.9 x 203.2 cm, © Ghada Amer. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York

 

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