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Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence

  • MAR - DOM
    23/04 > 24/07
    11 am - 7 pm

Organizing Institution: Musée d'Orsay

Venue: Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore


Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence is a reflection on the brutalities of American and global colonial pasts. The exhibition includes a collection of new monumental paintings and sculptures that meditate on the deaths of Black men all over the world and how global media has exposed these atrocities that were once silenced. “That is the archaeology I am unearthing”, Wiley states. “The spectre of police violence and state control over the bodies of young Black and Brown people all over the world”. The new portraits tell a story of survival and resilience, standing as monuments to endurance and perseverance in the face of savagery.



Kehinde Wiley, The Dead Christ in the Tomb (detail), 2007. Oil and enamel on canvas, 76.2×365.76cm. © Kehinde Wiley

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