06may(may 6)09:0031aug(aug 31)09:00AN ODYSSEY OF IDENTITY

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Firetti Contemporary is is pleased to announce hosting “AN ODYSSEY OF IDENTITY” exhibition curated by Celine Azem.

An Odyssey of Identity, showcased at Firetti Contemporary, features the work of six talented artists: “Boris Anje, Carson Buka, Christine Nyatho, Collin Sekajugo, Florence Nanteza and Brian Kansiime Brian Lister”, who delve into the intricate and multifaceted nature of the self. Drawing inspiration from the influential theories of bell hooks, this exhibition explores the significance of compartmentalizing existence and acknowledging the ever-evolving construct of individuality. The artworks showcased reflect the interplay between diverse cultural and social spectrums that shape our individual experiences.

This display invites viewers to explore the unique perspectives of the artists on the concept of identity, while also encouraging critical examination of the nuanced and multidisciplinary nature of their African heritage. Each artist brings forth their own distinct vision, shedding light on the intersectionality of existentialism and illustrating how various aspects of the self-intersect and interact in intricate and intertwined ways.

An Odyssey of Identity features Boris Anje’s captivating paintings focused on the representation and celebration of black bodies and culture. By modifying outfits and incorporating Adinkra symbols, Anje contextualizes his subjects within both global consumerist culture and African symbolism. His work challenges stereotypes and celebrates the diversity and beauty of black culture, presenting a vision of identity that is inclusive and empowering. Additionally, Collin Sekajugo’s mixed media works explore the
complex interplay of social, cultural, economic, and political factors that shape individual and collective identities.
Attendees will also be able to view Kansiime Brian Lister's exceptional use of oil and acrylic paint, capturing the raw emotions of African men and women in society. His paintings emphasize the experiences and emotions of his subjects, while also bridging the gap between the history of Africa and modern-day Africa.



May 6 (Saturday) 09:00 - August 31 (Thursday) 09:00(GMT-11:00)


FIRETTI CONTEMPORARY, Al Quoz 1, Street 8 Alserkal Avenue, Unit 29, Dubai, UAE

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