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Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón

Start
October 2, 2016
End
February 12
Cost
Free
Site
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/nkame-belkis-ayon/
Nkame: Retrospective of Belkis Ayon at the Fowler Museum

The Fowler Museum is pleased to present Nkame, the first solo museum exhibition in the United States dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón (1967 – 1999), the late Cuban visual artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. Ayón was known for her signature technique of collography, a printing process in which a variety of materials of various textures and absorbencies are collaged onto a cardboard matrix and then run through a press with paper. Her deliberately austere palette of shades and subtle tones of black, white, and gray added an air of mystery to her narratives, many of which were produced at a very large scale by joining multiple printed sheets. For a black Cuban woman, both her ascendancy in the contemporary printmaking world and her investigation of a powerful all-male brotherhood were notable and bold. This exhibition covers a wide range of her graphic production from 1984 until her untimely passing. Nkame, a word synonymous with “greeting” and “praise” in the language of Abakuá, is a posthumous tribute to the artist as well as a sweeping overview of her most fertile period of artistic creativity.

Event takes place: October 2 through February 12, 2017,Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. , Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

Event Location: Fowler Museum at UCLA, please see map below for details

Event Sponsor: UCLA Fowler Museum

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Fowler Museum at UCLA
W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
Phone:
310.825.4361
Website:
Info: 310.825.4361, fowler.ucla.edu W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

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