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Reloading the Canon: African Traditions in Contemporary Art curated by Allison Gulick

Reloading the Canon: African Traditions in Contemporary Art

Artist: Allison Gulick
Year: 2013

This exhibition addressed the influence of African art on the Western canon of art history, as well as situated its influence within the context of historical and contemporary art works. This idea was illustrated through the juxtaposition of objects traditionally categorized as historical objects and contemporary artworks. Displayed objects were selected from the James E. Lewis Museum's collection of traditional African artifacts with contemporary works also drawn from their collection, as well as additional artworks from local and regional artists working within the themes of perception and cultural identity.

Partner: James E. Lewis Museum of Art