A new African art exhibition in Florence features the works of distinguished artist Adejoke Tugbiyele. The exhibition is titled ReSignifications and currently on display at New York university’s Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy until November 2015. ReSignifications is curated by Nigerian scholar and NYU Professor of Drama and Africana Studies Awam Amkpa in conjunction with the conference Black Portraitures.
The exhibition brings together established and emerging artists from around the world to engage critically with historical and contemporary representations and objectifications of black bodies. The artists on display include Adejoke Tugbiyele – Awol Erizku – Chriss Aghana Nwobu – Damien Davis – Delphine Diaw Diallo – Delphine Fawundu – Derrick Maddox – Elizabeth Colomba – Flavio Cerquera – Hassan Hajjaj – In-Flux – Joanne Savio – Justin Randolph Thompson – Kiluanji Kia Henda – Laylah Amatullah Barrayn – Lyle Ashton Harris – Malik Nejmi – Mario Macilau – Nashormeh Lindo – Nora Chipaumire and Ananya Chatterjee – Riccardo Cavallari – Russell Watson – Sara Shamsavari – Shantrelle P.Lewis.
Adejoke Tugbiyele‘s work was also recently shown at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, and on the exhibition A River Depends on it Tributaries, curated by Jeanne Brasile, at Seton Hall University’s Walsh Gallery in New Jersey.