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Kehinde Wiley’s Stained Glass Windows to Be Displayed at Bozar

Kehinde Wiley's Stained Glass Windows to Be Displayed at Bozar

From February 7 until April 29, 2018, five stained glass windows by African-American artist Kehinde Wiley will go on display at Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium. Wiley is fascinated by the iconography of the sacred and here centres his stained glass windows around representations of vulnerability in Christianity. By combining stained glass, through which light streams to reveal the divine, with contemporary imagery rooted in American culture, Wiley questions representations of identity and gender in society today.

Kehinde Wiley was born in 1977 in Los Angeles and currently lives and works in New York, USA and Beijing, China. His highly naturalistic paintings of contemporary urban men and more recently women adopt heroic poses directly referencing classical portraiture. Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black and brown men and women found throughout the world.



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