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Inventory

New Works and Conversations around African Art

January 16, 2016, through March 13, 2016
Lamidi Fakeye, Yoruba kneeling female figure holding a bowl

Lamidi Fakeye, Yoruba kneeling female figure holding a bowl, early 1960s, wood. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ginna Fleming and Murray Frank; 2013.98.2. © Lamidi Fakeye

Eric van Hove, V12 Laraki

Eric van Hove, V12 Laraki, 2013, mixed media (53 materials). Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W’18 Fund and through a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hazen, by exchange; 2014.32. © Eric van Hove

Halida Boughriet, Diner des anonymes (Anonymous Diners)

Halida Boughriet, Diner des anonymes (Anonymous Diners), from the series Pandora, 2014, chromogenic color print. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Stephen and Constance Spahn ’63 Acquisitions Fund; 2015.66.1. © Halida Boughriet

Mário Macilau, Untitled, Living on the Edge series

Mário Macilau, Untitled, Living on the Edge series, 2014, pigment inkjet print on cotton rag paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the James and Barbara Block Acquisitions Endowment. Selected by participants in the seminar “Museum Collecting 101”: Julie F. Goodrich, MALS, Lauren K. Mitchell, Class of 2018, Gabriel Barrios, Class of 2015, Joyce J. Pan, Class of 2015; 2015.41. © Mário Macilau

Nidhal Chamekh, Whereof do the martyrs dream? No. 6

Nidhal Chamekh, Whereof do the martyrs dream? No. 6, 2012, ink and graphite on paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the James and Barbara Block Acquisitions Endowment; 2015.54. © Nidhal Chamekh

Ibrahim El-Salahi, Untitled

Ibrahim El-Salahi, Untitled, 1969, colored inks and wash on paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund and the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund; 2015.8. © Ibrahim El-Salahi

Successive African art curators at the Hood Museum of Art have assembled an extraordinary and holistic vision of the arts of Africa that encompasses both important historical milestones and the multiple cultural and social vistas of this continent. Acquired over the past two years and on view together for the first time, these thirty-one exceptional objects map the contour of modern and contemporary African art from the 1960s to the present while also shedding critical light on the diversity of African artistic practices by multiple generations of artists. The installation includes an exciting array of paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, ceramic, and mixed media, including works by Ibrahim El Salahi, Lamidi Fakeye, Akin Fakeye, Owusu-Ankomah, Victor Ekpuk, Chike Obeagu, Candice Breitz, Nomusa Makhubu, Julien Sinzogan, Aida Muluneh, Halida Boughriet, Mario Macilau, Eric van Hove, Khulumeleni Magwaza, and Nidhal Chamekh.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.
Curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Curator of African Art

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