07.11.2003

Black President: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti @ New Museum

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Date/Time: 11/07/2003 12:00 am


http://www.newmuseum.org/now_upcoming.php

Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
July 11 – September 28, 2003
Musician and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created Afrobeat, the infectious fusion of American jazz and funk with the African rhythms of highlife music. Through politically-charged lyrics, electrifying stage performances, and his counter-culture lifestyle, Fela preached against social injustice and corruption. Since his death in 1997 from an AIDS-related illness, Fela’s status as a pan-African icon has continued to grow.
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti presents the many sides of Fela – musical pioneer, political dissident, utopian visionary, consummate showman, husband and lover – through works of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and sound installation, video, film, computer animation and music by 30 artists of the African Diaspora. Artists include Sanford Biggers, Kendell Geers, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. D.J. Spooky), Yinka Shonibare, Kara Walker and Klaus Bürgel, Fred Wilson, Wangechi Mutu, and many others. Black President is guest curated by Trevor Schoonmaker.
Support for Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been provided by Etant Donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, the The Greenwall Foundation, the Toby Devan Lewis Fund for Exhibitions of Emerging Artists, the British Council, and members of the New Group. The catalogue for the exhibition is supported in part by the Norton Family Foundation.
Support for the exhibition is also provided by Altoids, The Curiously Strong Mints.
The catalogue accompanying Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has received support from the Norton Family Foundation. The catalogue is also made possible by the Penny McCall Publication Fund at the New Museum. Donors to the Penny McCall Publication Fund are James C. A. and Stephania McClennen, Jennifer McSweeney, Arthur and Carol Goldberg, Dorothy O. Mills, and the Mills Family Fund.
“>(Note: Could not find info on a public opening. The time above is arbitrary.)
http://www.newmuseum.org/now_upcoming.php
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
July 11 – September 28, 2003
Musician and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created Afrobeat, the infectious fusion of American jazz and funk with the African rhythms of highlife music. Through politically-charged lyrics, electrifying stage performances, and his counter-culture lifestyle, Fela preached against social injustice and corruption. Since his death in 1997 from an AIDS-related illness, Fela’s status as a pan-African icon has continued to grow.
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti presents the many sides of Fela – musical pioneer, political dissident, utopian visionary, consummate showman, husband and lover – through works of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and sound installation, video, film, computer animation and music by 30 artists of the African Diaspora. Artists include Sanford Biggers, Kendell Geers, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. D.J. Spooky), Yinka Shonibare, Kara Walker and Klaus Bürgel, Fred Wilson, Wangechi Mutu, and many others. Black President is guest curated by Trevor Schoonmaker.
Support for Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been provided by Etant Donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art, the The Greenwall Foundation, the Toby Devan Lewis Fund for Exhibitions of Emerging Artists, the British Council, and members of the New Group. The catalogue for the exhibition is supported in part by the Norton Family Foundation.
Support for the exhibition is also provided by Altoids, The Curiously Strong Mints.
The catalogue accompanying Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has received support from the Norton Family Foundation. The catalogue is also made possible by the Penny McCall Publication Fund at the New Museum. Donors to the Penny McCall Publication Fund are James C. A. and Stephania McClennen, Jennifer McSweeney, Arthur and Carol Goldberg, Dorothy O. Mills, and the Mills Family Fund.

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