Art Out: African Spirits Group Exhibition
Images by Andrés Mercado
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to present African Spirits, a group exhibition of photographic works taken in and out of the studio tracing the iconic visual legacy of studio portraiture from mid-20th century Africa on contemporary art. A public reception opens the exhibition on Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. African Spirits will be on view through Friday, August 23.
From the time of its introduction to the continent, portrait photography has remained a central part of African photographic history. By the early 1900s, practitioners born in England and France had established permanent studios in most West African capitals. A generation of African apprentices-cum-entrepreneurs quickly took to the new technology, opening their own spaces to meet the growing demand for photographs in daily life. By the 1950s, the widespread proliferation of photography studios and rapid cultural adoption of the medium by photographers and patrons alike had set the stage for the outpouring of artistic innovation that followed in the post-independence era.
Yossi Milo Gallery
July 11-August 23, 2019
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am~6pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 10am~6pm until August 23, 2019
245 10th Ave New York, NY 10001
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