Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:00 pm EDT
After Five, Lectures & Discussions
American Indian Museum Rasmuson Theater
(at American Indian Museum in D.C.) COST Free
Global Africa is a series that presents international artists who are engaging with Africa in their work.
New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley talks about his portraits of contemporary urban African, African American, and Afro-Brazilian men in heroic poses. Painted in the style of Old Master portraits, these works reveal aspects of urban identity around the world. Wiley focuses his discussion on his World Stage: Lagos-Dakar series and his recent portrait series of African footballers from the 2010 World Cup. A conversation between Wiley and renowned D.C.-based Nigerian artist Victor Ekpuk follows the artist’s discussion.