SIGHTLINES on Peace, Power & Prestige

Art Show: 29/09/2023 • All Day • New York

Event Details

SIGHTLINES on Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa brings leading contemporary artists into conversation with historic African metal arts. Sculptures, photography, weavings, metal work, and multimedia installations by Radcliffe Bailey, Lubaina Himid, Kapwani Kiwanga, Otobong Nkanga, and more create sightlines with staffs and figures by the Mande smiths of Mali; regalia of the Edo chiefs of Nigeria; sacred objects of the Tusian, Gan, and Lobi peoples of Burkina Faso; ceremonial swords, gold weights, and personal adornment of the Akan people of Ghana; currencies, ceremonial staffs, and weaponry from Congo; and other extraordinary works in metal drawn from Peace, Power & Prestige, curated by Susan Cooksey at the University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art. SIGHTLINES, curated by Drew Thompson, features exhibition design by AD-WO, the architecture firm of Emanuel Admassu and Jen Wood.

Presented by Bard Graduate Center, this show runs until the end of the year.