Friday, March 21 5:30-8:00 PM
The Local Arrangements Committee is pleased to welcome Triennial Symposium participants to receptions being held at the following selection of art galleries that regularly show African art to the public in two of the city’s dominant gallery neighborhoods-Chelsea and the Upper East Side. Visit as many as you can!
Chelsea can be easily reached directly from Brooklyn on the 2/3 subway line from the Brooklyn Museum, taken to 14th Street, and then walking west.
For the Upper East Side take the 2/3 Subway line from the Brooklyn Museum to Nevis St., and transfer to the 4/5 Subway, taking this to either 59th St or 86th St.
529 West 20th Street, #5W
Osaretin lghile’s work is informed by a sophisticated discourse on traditional philosophical concepts, a deep under standing of the aesthetic and cultural character of the African continent, and an invigorating inclination towards various materials and methods. By inventively handling his material within a formalist sculptural framework, he creates work that is unorthodox, persistently innovative, and ignores boundaries between different cultural heritages and socially constructed constraints. Osaretin lghile was born in 1965 in Nigeria. Lives and works in NYC.
Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall (presented by Axis Gallery)
Bobson Sukhdeo Mohanlall was among the first African studio photographers to produce color portraits, from the late 1960s onward. Founded in Durban, South Africa, in 1961, Bobson Studio became a busy family business, offering various photographic and framing services at two locations. Bobson Studio was especially popular with Zulu clients, who could spend hours posing in various outfits, many featuring traditional beadwork. Mr. Mohanlall shot 120-millimeter film with Rolleiflex or Yashica Mat cameras. Sukhdeo Bobson Mohanlall’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, and are in several private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Newark Museum.
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 West 20th Street
Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse and his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost travelled to Eastern Congo and inserted themselves as journalists within armed rebel groups. The resulting installation, The Enclave, employs a discontinued military reconnaissance film that registers invisible infrared light, which Mosse uses to reveal an unseen humanitarian tragedy through a disturbing psychedelic palette.
David Krut Projects
526 West 26th Street,#816
The New York space of David Krut Projects will be presenting a solo exhibition by Australian artist, Locust Jones, including a series of prints Jones created with David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) Master Printer, Jillian Ross.Also on view will be works by William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Christopher Cozier, Stephen Hobbs, Cedric Nunn and Senzo Shabangu.
The Walther Collection Project Space
526 West 26th Street,#718
Christine Meisner’s “Disquieting Nature” is a video meditation on blues music and the landscapes of the Delta region in Mississippi. A commission of The Walther Collection, “Disquieting Nature,” broadens the collection’s ongoing focus on African photography and video by tracing histories of the African Diaspora in North America.
UPPER EAST SIDE GALLERIES
Metropolitan Museum (open until 9pm)
1000 Fifth Avenue
32 East 57th Street, 7th Floor
Pace Primitive will mount an exhibition featuring several museum-quality pieces of historical relevance from American collections. A rare Bafut stool, from Cameroon, which was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art New York in the 1935 exhibition, African Negro Art, and was previously in the collections of Pierre Loeb, Charles Ratton, and Helena Rubinstein, will be on view. An exceptional Mitsogho couple, from Gabon, will also be on view. These large, polychrome figures once belonged to Armand Arman.
5 East 82nd Street
Tambaran is one of New York City’s oldest galleries specializing in museum quality pieces from Africa, Oceania, and the North-West Coast. Founded in 1979 by Maureen Zarember, the gallery offers expertise to private collectors and museums all over the world.