On Screen: Global Intimacy


On view
Aug 28, 2009 to Jan 3, 2010

This exhibition brings together ten artists from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States whose work investigate the transnational reach of globalization. Working primarily in video, they project images that traverse national boundaries, and highlight the confluence of cultures and technologies that mark our time. They call into question facile distinctions between tradition and modernity, resilience and restraint, empowerment and subjugation. Their work plays with time, space, sound, and symbols and examines the conventional definitions of community, placehood, and self-identity.

Artists include Tiong Ang, Alex M. Hérnandez Dueñas, Andrew Dosunmu, Achillekà Komguem, Donna Kukama, Keith + Mendi Obadike, Kambui Olujimi, Hank Willis Thomas, and Fatimah Tuggar

Exhibition programming

October 1
6 pm: Artist Performance
On-Screen exhibiting artists Mendi + Keith Obadike peform A Concert Reading. Sponsored in part by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts and the School of Art + Design


Tumelo Mosaka, Curator of Contemporary Art

Prior to joining KAM, he was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum where he organized the exhibitions, Infinite Islands: Contemporary Caribbean Art (2007), Passing/Posing: Kehinde Wiley (2004); he was also co-curator of Open House: Working in Brooklyn (2004). In addition he organized the presentation of Alexis Rockman’s monumental mural Manifest Destiny (2004), Petah Coyne (2008) and co-organized @ Murakami (2008). 

Previously, he worked for the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina where he co-curated the exhibition Evoking History (2002). Mosaka has organized several national and international exhibitions for other institutions such as the National Center for Afro-American Arts (2004) and the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum (2003). He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and currently lives and works in Champaign, Illinois.

Exhibition supported in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts; Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency; Krannert Art Museum Director's Circle; and Krannert Art Museum Council.

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