Vision, Power, Axé
Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry Campus | 2nd floor DLRC
August 16 – October 28, 2021
Opening Reception Thursday, September 2, 5 – 8 p.m.
Virtual Film Screening & Discussion Thursday, September 23, 6 – 7 p.m. on Zoom
Poetry Reading Thursday, October 21, 6 – 8 p.m.
Virtual Closing Reception Thursday, October 28, 6 – 7 p.m. on Zoom
Vision, Power, Axé highlights the nuance and complexity within Afro-Brazilian art from the city of Salvador, capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and internationally acclaimed center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Contemporary artists J. Cunha, Ayrson Heráclito, Goya Lopes, Ronaldo Martins, Daiane Silva, and Domingos Terciliano Jr. explore Bahia’s complex racial history and rich cultural traditions with artworks intricately interwoven with stories of resilience, activism, and pride. Ranging from paintings, sculptures, prints, and videos, the work presented in Vision, Power, Axé at Gallery221@HCC articulates current sociopolitical issues, expressions of African heritage, the struggle for equality, and the power of self-definition.
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