Alex Hernández-Dueñas
Zona Afectada, 2006
DVD, color, sound
8 min 47 sec
Courtesy of the artist
© Alex Hernández-Dueñas

 

On-Screen: Global Intimacy

Exhibition Fact Sheet

Checklist (click for images)

The exhibition On-Screen: Global Intimacy brings together ten artists from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States whose works investigate the transnational reach of globalization. Working primarily in video, they project images that traverse national boundaries and highlight the confluence of cultures and technologies that mark our time. While current critiques of globalism have warned against the homogenizing influences of transnational capital, the work of these artists reveals a far more complex and nuanced process at work. Through visual narratives that range from the literal, to the imaginary and to the abstract, the artists engage "globalism" as lived experienced. In doing so, they call into question facile distinctions between tradition and modernity, resilience and restraint, empowerment and subjugation. In their play with time, space, sound, and symbol, the films evince deeply sensorial "landscapes" of the transnational, which require us to re-think conventional definitions of community, placehood, and well-being.

Artists include Tiong Ang, Alex Hérnandez-Dueñas, Andrew Dosunmu, Achillekà Komguem, Donna Kukama, Keith + Mendi Obadike, Kambui Olujimi, Hank Willis Thomas, and Fatimah Tuggar


Organizer: 

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Curator:

Tumelo Mosaka, Curator of Contemporary Art

Prior to joining KAM, he was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum where he organized the exhibitions, Infinite Islands: Contemporary Caribbean Art (2007), Passing/Posing: Kehinde Wiley (2004); he was also co-curator of Open House: Working in Brooklyn (2004). In addition he organized the presentation of Alexis Rockman’s monumental mural Manifest Destiny (2004), Petah Coyne (2008) and co-organized @ Murakami (2008).

Previously, he worked for the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina where he co-curated the exhibition Evoking History (2002). Mosaka has organized several national and international exhibitions for other institutions such as the National Center for Afro-American Arts (2004) and the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum (2003). He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and currently lives and works in Champaign, Illinois.

Contents:

11 mixed media and video works

Space requirements:

Approximately 800-1000 square feet

Publication:

A brochure with an essay by curator Tumelo Mosaka

Accompanying materials:

Wall text and extended labels will be provided electronically.

Costs:

Loan fee of $10,000 for a 10-week booking, plus pro-rated shipping.

Schedule:

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion
August 28, 2009 to January 3, 2010

H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
January 28 to April 2, 2011

Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
September 1 to December 1, 2011

Available for travel thereafter

Contact:

Kathleen Harleman, Director
harleman@illinois.edu

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