We are very excited that Serge Attukwei Clottey will be showcase alonside 9 other african artists for the show :
- “Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present” at the Moody Center for the Arts.
Featured artists will include Sammy Baloji, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Omar Victor Diop, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mary Sibande and Pascale Marthine Tayou. The show reconsiders Western narratives about Africa and its history and invites viewers to reexamine both past and present.
In the Central Gallery, the Moody will commission a new site-specific installation by Clottey, best known for his large-scale works that incorporate repurposed materials. Like Rhode, Clottey’s works also often involve participatory public performances. Reusing plastic gallon jugs that are commonly found across Africa, Clottey’s self-coined “Afrogallonism” work challenges viewers to consider the powerful agency of everyday objects as a vehicle for exploring issues of migration, colonial trade routes and gender stereotypes.
"Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present” will open Jan. 24, 2020. It will be on view through May 16.