Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers): The Belhaven Republic (A Delta Blues), 1793-1795

When:
January 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am – March 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
2017-01-20T09:00:00-06:00
2017-03-03T16:00:00-06:00
Where:
The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
3715 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Patricia Daigle
(901) 678-3052
Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers): The Belhaven Republic (A Delta Blues), 1793-1795 @ The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art | Memphis | Tennessee | United States

Artist Lecture: Jan. 19, 11:30 AM
Opening Reception: Jan. 20, 5-7 PM (artist walkthrough at 6 PM)

This exhibition advances Los Angeles-based artist Umar Rashid’s colonial history of the Frenglish Empire—a fictionalized empire of his creation that combines France and England. It is the first to directly address chattel slavery within the empire and also marks Rashid’s first time exhibiting in the American South. He weaves fact and fiction, historical past and contemporary present in his portraits, drawings, flags, maps, battle scenes, and other artifacts.

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