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José Medeiros, Abdias Nascimento (Dr. Emanuel), 1957. Abdias Nascimento Collection – IPEAFRO.

Inhotim presents Second Act of the Black Art Museum by Abdias Nascimento

May 28–October 16, 2022 Inhotim has a museum inside of its building that, for a two-year period, exhibits the Black Art Museum idea envisioned by Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011) in the early 1950s. The project is co-curated by Inhotim and IPEAFRO (Institute for Afro-Brazilian Research and Studies). The interdisciplinary heritage of Nascimento, a poet, playwright, curator, visual artist,…

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Left: Sedje Hémon, Fête, 1957. Oil on canvas, 93 x 77 cm. Collection Sedje Hémon Foundation. Photo: Marjon Gemmeke. Center: Imran Mir, Eighth Paper on Modern Art, 1996. Acrylic on canvas, 183 x 154 cm. Collection Imran Mir Art Foundation. Right: Abdias Nascimento, Afro Standard, 1993. Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 54 cm, Rio de Janeiro. Collection Abdias Nascimento/Black Art Museum/IPEAFRO Collection. Photo: Miguel Pacheco e Chaves, RCS Arte Digital.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and sonsbeek20→24 present Abstracting Parables

July 1–October 16, 2022 Abstracting Parables is the result of a collaboration between three historical voices and aesthetic views, each giving their own interpretations of how abstraction might be translated into diverse and complex languages. Sedje Hémon (1923–2011), a Dutch-Jewish painter and composer, Abdias Nascimento (1914–2011), an Afro-Brazilian painter, poet, essayist, dramatist, and political activist, and…

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