GREY ART GALLERY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles/Recent Art
Edited by Lynn Gumpert. Text by Kofi Anyidoho, Lynn Gumpert, John Picton. Contributions by Jennifer S. Brown, Lydie Diakhaté, Janet Goldner, Doran H. Ross.
Accompanying the Grey Art Gallery's exhibition of the same name, The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles/Recent Art brings some 60 contemporary paintings, sculptures, videos and photographs by artists living in Africa and abroad into dialogue with a selection of mid-twentieth-century and recent African textiles. Artists include El Anatsui, Samuel Cophie, Viyé Diba, Sokari Douglas Camp, Groupe Bogolan Kasobane, Abdoulaye Konaté, Rachid Koraïchi, Atta Kwami, Grace Ndiritu, Nike Okundaye, Owusu-Ankomah, Yinka Shonibare, Malick Sidibé, Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko, Rikki Wemega-Kwawu and Sue Williamson, while texts are by renowned Africanist scholar John Picton, Ghanaian poet Kofi Anyidoho and the Grey Art Gallery's Lynn Gumpert, among others.