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Visiting the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context Art Exhibition at MOCAD

We finally had the opportunity to visit the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context art exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

The Crossing Night art exhibit opened on October 25, 2019, and the last day will be on February 2, 2020. It’s a must-see if you haven’t had a chance to view it yet.

Crossing Night art exhibit MOCAD
Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context
“Bona Charlottesville” (2015) by artist Sir Professor Zanele Muholi.

Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context presents work that addresses the concerns, thoughts, and desires of contemporary artists from the Southern African region as they grapple with the legacy of post-colonial structures. Regional Identities x Global Context is the second iteration of Crossing Night, an exhibition series organized by the A4 Arts Foundation—a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the creative arts in southern Africa. With an emphasis on transition and transformation, Crossing Night explores how local politics, urban landscape, and place shape the personal identities that define regional culture. The exhibition will feature photography, video, sculpture, and installation works.”

MOCAD — Crosing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context exhibition description
Kyle Weeks art at Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context
“Vezepaumwe Hembinda, 26” (2013) and “Vapwakuapi Thom, 18” (2013) by artist Kyle Weeks.
Jody Brand art at Crossing Night Art Exhibit MOCAD
“Moffie in Irma’s Garden” (2017) by artist Jody Brand.
Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context

FAVORITE ART COLLECTION

My favorite art collection at the Crossing Night art exhibit was by South African artist Lebohang Kganye from her series “Ke Lefa Laka” (2013). The series features four photographs of Kganye’s late mother and Kganye wearing her the same outfit her mother wore in each original photograph.

In the photographs, Kganye digitally superimposed, or placed her image on top of the original photograph. Without knowing the full context of the artist’s relationship with her late mother, my interpretation of Kganye’s photographs were she loved her mother very much. I thought Kganye’s art series was a beautiful way to honor her mother and also a very powerful message of love.

Leboyang Kganye art at Crossing Night art exhibit at MOCAD Detroit
Leboyang Kganye’s “KE LEFA LAKA” art series was my favorite collection from the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context art exhibit.

VISIT THE CROSSING NIGHT ART EXHIBIT @ MOCAD

For more information about the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context exhibition @ MOCAD visit the website link: https://mocadetroit.org/crossing-night/

Exhibit ends on February 2, 2020.

MOCAD Address: 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Phone: (313) 832-6622

PARKING: There is free parking available for museum visitors.

Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context
Visit MOCAD’s Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context exhibition before it ends on February 2, 2020, in Detroit!

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