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Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions











clockwise from top left: Tokie Rome-Taylor No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper, cyanotype, 34" x 24" 2022 (detail), Komikka Patton I Embrace Change, mixed media, 20" x 20", 2023 (detail), Data Oruwari Celestial Intuitions, mixed media, 30" x 20", 2019 (detail), Tenjin Ikeda Awon Iya wa Builds Nations, linocut, 40" x 30", 2019 (detail)















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Contemporary African Spirituality in Art

Curated by Atim Annette Oton

Tuesday, January 16 - Monday, May 20, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 5 - 8PM

       Contemporary African Spirituality in Art speaks to what cultural practices have been mixed, juxtaposed and  collided  with  ideas,  themes, materiality and techniques that are both African and contemporary by African and African diaspora artists. Curated by Atim Annette Oton, this exhibition examines the transformation of spirituality  through seven key themes: Altars, Rituals and Prayer; Healing, Protection and Symbols; Faith and Intuition; Family, Roots, Community, Freedom and Power; Protest, Revolution, Justice and Celebration; God, Goddess and Constructing Identities; and Present, The Future and Liberation. This interdisciplinary exhibition brings together multimedia art  to present a thesis on Contemporary African Spirituality using art practices and programming to visualize these ideas.

   artists: Seyi Adebanjo, Ron Baker, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Digi Chivetta, Elvira Clayton, Willie Cole, Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Maurice Evans, Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Geraldine Gaines, Toka Hlongwane, Tenjin Ikeda, Damien Jélaine, Ben F. Jones, brandon king, Grace Kisa, Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Cassandra Martin, Don Miller, Data Oruwari, Komikka Patton, Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Rosy Petri, Ransome, Sachi Rome, Tokie Rome-Taylor, Erik Olivera Rubio, Ghislaine Sabiti.



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co-sponsored by: Museum HUE, South Orange Performing Arts Center, College of Human Development, Culture and Media, Africana Studies, African Student Association, DEI Committee and International Federation of Catholic Universities.

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