Ayana V. Jackson 'The rupture was the story' (2019) Courtesy of the Artist and Mariane Ibrahim
MoAD’s current exhibition, Black Venus aims to celebrate the ways in which each featured artist has used their work to explore the themes of resisting, reclaiming, and reframing. Through an examination of the many faces of Black femininity, the artists hope to reflect on the power of art to create and imagine liberation and shape public consciousness.
Curated by Aindrea Emelife, Black Venus surveys the legacy of Black Women in visual culture – from fetishized, colonial-era caricatures to the present-day reclamation of the rich complexity of Black womanhood. The show features eighteen black artists of numerous nationalities and with birth years spanning 1942 to 1997.
Sedey Gebreyes is a Senior Education Program Manager at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.
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