Njideka Akunyili Art Exhibit
July 15 - October 1Free
Come view a favorite of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center Exhibits.
Admission to the galleries is free thanks to the Johnson Foundation, The 50 and additional support from Macy’s.
To posit a pronounced, but hybridized voice she fuses painting, drawing, collage and the use of transfers – a typically Western printing process that involves transferring ink from photographs using solvent. Akunyili Crosby builds up the transfer images of popular culture to reference traditional African textiles, creating quilt-like pieces that speak to post-colonial identities and traditions being pieced together.
Her first paintings navigated the domestic landscape of life with her new American husband and intimate scenes of their wedding and home. The Predecessors mines deeper into Akunyili Crosby’s past, collecting portraits of her Nigerian family in a range of domestic settings. This exhibition will unite this seminal series for the first time, bringing together individual pieces from London, Johannesburg, New York and Los Angeles to celebrate a formative body in an artist’s rapidly emerging voice.
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The Contemporary Arts Center is a non-collecting institution. Without a permanent collection, all exhibitions on view are temporary and ever-changing. Although from time to time we might host exhibitions that contain some mature content, the UnMuseum is a consistent, family-friendly space that is always open and suitable for all audiences at all times. There truly is something for everyone at the CAC. We encourage anyone who has questions about the exhibitions currently on view, to call 513-345-8400 for more information.