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Date & Time
February 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Free; everyone welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Free special event parking tonight!

This selection of photographs by African artists offers an alternative vision of Africa. By documenting the agency and self-determination of contemporary Africans, When I Say Africa challenges the “voluntourism” urge prompted by mainstream imagery of a continent in crisis. If photographs are doing this work of extraction, When I Say Africa aims to reframe our expectations of Africa, changing how we see the country, and ultimately, how we engage with Africans.

When I Say African: Photographs from the Continent is curated by Kathryn Mathers is associate professor of the practice in International Comparative Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University and presented as part of the Ruby’s arts projects program.

Enjoy two opening receptions in the Ruby and an opening at the Nasher Museum of Art tonight! Head downstairs to see the new installation Radio Haïti-Inter: Three Decades of Resistance and across the street for the Nasher’s Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . . opening reception.

Header photo by Barbara Minishi.

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