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Anthony Akinbola: Thanks a Million

22 September


A solo exhibition for the Nigerian-American artist. His series of du-rag paintings focuses on culturally and historically charged material as a primary means to explore the intricacies and complexities of identity politics; Akinbola examines the intimate narrative of our individual and collective cultural associations to these readymade objects, amplifying their seminal and perpetual role in the fragile construction of who we are. And he uses the du-rag outside of its familiar role as a tool for the preservation and care of black hair to look at the commodification of his African-American culture, and its vulnerability to structures of capitalism.

To 4 November.

Above: Anthony Akinbola, CAMOUFLAGE #054 (2019)


22 September
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Carbon 12
Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map

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