Wole Soyinka Antiquities at the Cooper Gallery
Internationally acclaimed dramatist, social critic, and Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka is an avid collector of African artworks including those from his home country, Nigeria. The Cooper Gallery will feature several of these works in an exhibition curated by New York University professor, Awam Amkpa.
We place this collection, including masks, head-dresses, dolls, busts, vessels, and weapons made in wood, brass and other media, in conversation with contemporary artworks by: Peju Alatise, Moyo Okediji, Olu Amoda, Chris Abani and Peter Badejo.
Opening Reception: September 12th, 2017, 6pm