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the world stage

Posted in Art by akacocolopez on July 22, 2008

The World Stage: Africa, Lagos ~ Dakar Kehinde Wiley

July 17th – October 26th

definitely going to check this out this week @ the studio museum in harlem

Wiley is known for his stylized paintings of young, urban African-American men in poses borrowed from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European figurative paintings, a practice he started in the early 2000s while an artist in residence at the Studio Museum. Over the last two years, Wiley has expanded his project by living and working abroad; he temporarily relocates to different countries and opens satellite studios to become familiar with local culture, history and art. His “The World Stage” series is the result of these travels.

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