Allan deSouza: The Farthest Point

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Allan deSouza: The Farthest Point, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Allan deSouza: The Farthest Point, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.

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Allan deSouza: The Farthest Point, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Allan deSouza: The Farthest Point, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.

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Allan deSouza: The Farthest Point, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Allan deSouza: The Farthest Point, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.

Exhibition

On view
Aug 26, 2010 to Dec 30, 2010

The Farthest Point brings together new and recent works by the internationally recognized photo-conceptual artist Allan deSouza. Born in Nairobi in 1958 and of south Asian descent, deSouza moved to England with his family while still a child. He studied at the Bath Academy of Art and at Goldsmith’s College in London and was a key figure in the black British arts movement in the 1980s.

Best known for creating images of elusive sensuality, much of deSouza’s work explores the conditions and consequences of being “placed” in racial, sexual, and temporal frames. Using his body and landscape as points of departure, his mixed-media photographic works combine illusion and pseudo-biographical narrative to explore the instability of memory and the pull between things familiar and foreign. In doing so, the artist probes our own attachments to the idea of “authentic” places, histories, and identities. Allan deSouza lives and works in San Francisco, where he is assistant professor of New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Exhibition Programming

October 12–5:30 pm
CAS/Millercomm Lecture
"Migration Patterns: Art of the Fly," a lecture by exhibition artist Allan deSouza (this lecture was canceled) 

October 14–5:30 pm
Gallery Conversation on the work of Allan deSouza
With John Jennings, professor of Graphic Design; Harry Liebersohn, professor of History; Fiona Ngô, assistant professor in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies; and moderated by Allyson Purpura, curator

 

Curator: Allyson Purpura, curator of African Art

Sponsored by Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency; Krannert Art Museum Director's Circle; and Krannert Art Museum Council.

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Allen Stringfellow, Street Smarts II, ca. 1990s. Collage and watercolor on paper. Gift of John and Dorothy Gardner. 2014-8-1
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Kennedy Browne, Real World Harm (Act I), 2018. Still from 360º video for Oculus, 5 minutes. Courtesy of the artists © Kennedy Browne
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Mark Kostabi, Madonna, 1984. Oil on canvas. Gift of Rebecca Frankel Wilkinson 1996-14-1
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Response Wall