Krannert Art Museum is hosting a gallery conversation with faculty and curators to discuss the exhibit entitled Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country… According to the website, the guests involved will be “Jamie Jones, assistant professor of English; Maryam Kashani, assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies; Amy L. Powell, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Allyson Purpura, exhibition curator and curator of Global African Art.”
The exhibit itself has been featured since January, and will continue until July 25th. According to Krannert Art Museum, the exhibit “depicts an expedition to find the elusive source of a fabled river – only this expedition is led by an African who travels through present-day London seeking the source of the River Thames” and “references the racial history of London.” The exhibit features photoworks, collages, sculptures, and “reconfigured maps alluding to London’s imperial history and to the current politics of Brexit isolationism.” His work seems to connect present day racial tensions in London to a history of colonialism. You can read more about it here.
It sounds fascinating, so there will be much to discuss on Thursday.
Here are the details of the event:
What: Gallery Conversation: Through the Black Country…
When: Thursday, March 15th at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Krannert Art Museum, main floor, contemporary gallery
Photo from Krannert Art Museum website.