Wednesday, August 22, 2018
 

Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country

January 25, 2018 - July 14, 2018

500 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-1861

TIME: 9am-5pm

PRICE: Free, donations accepted

PHONE: 217-333-1861

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DeSouza's most recent work reenacts and upends iconic colonial narratives of discovery in Africa. Through the Black Country, or, The Sources of the Thames Around the Great Shires of Lower England and Down the Severn River to the Atlantic Ocean is based on the expedition diaries of the Zanzibari crypto-ethnologist Hafeed Sidi Mubarak Mumbai, the fictional great-grandson of the historic figure, Sidi Mubarak Bombay—a formerly enslaved African who, upon gaining his freedom in India, returned to Africa and lead numerous British expeditions across Africa. In this installation, comprised of photographs, diary extracts, and sculptural works, Hafeed sets off to fulfill his great grandfather's unfulfilled wish—to discover the fabled and elusive source of the River Thames. 

In addition to his art practice, Allan deSouza is chair of the department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. His current book project, How Art Can Be Thought, an examination of art pedagogy and a lexicon of terms used within the art critique, will be published in 2018. 

Curated by Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Art, in collaboration with the artist.

Krannert Art Museum exhibitions are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

The exhibition is on view during normal museum hours, Mon-Sat 9am -5pm, and until 9pm on Thursdays when classes are in session.

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