Kehinde Wiley: A Maze of Power

Portrait of Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria, 2023, oil on linen, 244 × 183 cm — 96 × 72 in. ©️ Tanguy Beurdeley

The Musée des Civilisations noires in Dakar is excited to present the exhibition “Kehinde Wiley: A Maze of Power,” which will run from May 15 to June 30, 2024. This exhibition was originally created by the Musée du Quai Branly—Jacques Chirac in Paris.

The exhibition showcases eleven portraits of African heads of state. These powerful artworks are part of an ongoing project by renowned painter Kehinde Wiley, who has been working on this series since 2012. Wiley’s work explores the representation of power and the way it is portrayed through portraiture.

The exhibition is curated by Sarah Ligner, Heritage curator and Head of the Historical and Contemporary Globalisation Collection at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, in collaboration with Kehinde Wiley himself. Visitors to the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar will have the unique opportunity to experience this insightful and thought-provoking collection.

Don’t miss this chance to see “Kehinde Wiley: A Maze of Power” and explore the intriguing intersections of art, power, and representation. The exhibition runs until June 30, 2024.

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