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NARRATIVES OF BODY AND SHAPE

June 29, 2016

OPENING THURSDAY 7TH JULY – 6TH AUGUST, 2016.

Stories in and about Africa and Sudan are many and diverse. Contemporary discourses about Sudan and Africa often exposed the two into hubs of direct political unrest, poverty, violence and disease. Indeed these are features of the crises in the continent and in Sudan, but they do not tell the whole story. In this show, the artistdraws upon the African and Islamic arts, storytelling, and on African American experiences to explore the obvious tragedies and highlight other, silenced stories, experiences, and narratives.

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The Artist
Khalid Kodi, long recognized as a prolific Sudanese American master artist, educator, and cultural critic, has emerged as a central figure, exploring multi-cultural concepts and transcending cultural boundaries. He uses contemporary themes and methods along two lines of work, namely conceptual political work and aesthetic installations.
Born in Sudan, Kodi migrated to the United States in the early 1990s. As an African living in America, he has embraced both American and African cultures, engaging both in constant dialogue. He has used his art as a forum to teach and to bring issues of the civil war in Sudan to his Sudanese community all over the world as well as to citizens of other nations.

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