Africa Pop Studio

Africa Pop Studio

Tang Teaching Museum, through April 23, 2017

 

Africa Pop Studio explores the rich traditions and variations within African studio portraiture and considers its impact on the broader diaspora. Positioning Malick Sidibé as a source and touchstone for a new generation of artists such as Hassan Hajjaj and Mickalene Thomas, the exhibition evokes the mood of an African photography studio — a space of vibrant pattern and posed bodies.

Each piece adds its own voice to create a broader conversation in the ‘studio’ and the exhibition looks at the power of Afro-Pop across disciplines, including fashion, music, poetry, and design. Africa Pop Studio culminates in an evening of music, dance, spoken word, and West African fashions, on Saturday April 22.

Free and open to the public!

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