Image courtesy of Kennesaw State University Zuckerman Museum of Art

Sleight of Hand

Sep 10, 2016 – Dec 4, 2016
DaysTime
Every Tue-Sat10am – 5pm
Every Sun12pm – 5pm
Free!

Description

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Sleight of Hand” explores the interplay between art, ritual and spectacle through the presentation of 19th century ivories carved by Vili artists for visiting European and American patrons to purchase. By approaching these carvings through a lens of spectacle and ritual, a picture emerges of ‘life as performance’ in the commodified interactions of European, American and African individuals in this era. The exhibition features a film by contemporary Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai, ivories from the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, and postcards from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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