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Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

Brooklyn Museum, New York


‘Disguise: Masks and Global African Art’ connects the work of 25 contemporary artists with historical African masquerade, using play and provocation to invite viewers to think critically about their world and their place within it. By putting on a mask and becoming someone else, artists reveal hidden realities about society, including those of power, class, and gender, to suggest possibilities for the future. Read more.

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Muses (Artifact 1) (2012-14) William Villalongo.

Muses (Artifact 1) (2012-14) William Villalongo. © William Villalongo. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York

Europa (2008), Nandipha Mntambo.

Europa (2008), Nandipha Mntambo. © Nandipha Mntambo. Photo: Courtesy of STEVENSON, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Untitled, Egungun Series

Untitled, Egungun Series (2011) Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou. © Leonce Agbodjelou. Photo: Courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery, London

The Invisible Man (2015), Zina Saro-Wiwa

The Invisible Man (2015), Zina Saro-Wiwa. Courtesy of the artist © Zina Sara-Wiwa

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