Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa

Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa
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From February 17 to July 28, 2019, Fowler Museum will present ‘Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa’. The exhibition features post-independence generation artists Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe); Zina Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria); and Mikhael Subotzsky (South Africa), contending with the political, social and environmental realities of the postcolonial era in their respective home countries.

The works on view reflect a process of acknowledging the transmission of trauma and dispossession, not simply triumph and freedom. In addressing the historical complexities of unwanted legacies, the artists aim to dismantle colonial constructions perpetuated by the social and political powers that be.

“‘Inheritance’ provides an opportunity to introduce three young artists whose time-based works offer timely and penetrating views into the ongoing struggles of the postcolonial period in Africa,” said Marla Berns, Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Director of the Fowler Museum. “The museum is committed to presenting the fresh perspectives of these young artists who are disruptors of the status quo and who bravely dramatize through their art very personal and political challenges.”

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