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Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art

The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents an exhibition that brings together outstanding works of art from a range of periods, regions, genres, and peoples in order to consider the interplay between African art and the communicative power of graphic systems, language, and the written word.

Saturday, October 13, 2007
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Enter Westwood and Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Explore the multiple messages and aesthetic intent of more than one hundred exceptional artworks -- including ancient Egyptian funerary arts; masks, sculpture, textiles, and adornment from across the continent; illuminated liturgical texts; and the work of contemporary artists Rachid Koraichi, Ghada Amer, Berni Searle, Ike Ude, Victor Ekpuk, Sue Williamson, Kim Berman, Yinka Shonibare, Wosene Kosrof, and many others.

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Saturday, October 13  --  6 - 8:30 PM

Members' Opening and Preview Party

Sunday, October 14  --  12 - 5 PM

Opening Day

2 - 4:30 PM --  Fowler Outspoken

Word into Art: Conversations on Inscribing Meaning

  • Curators Polly Roberts and Christine Kreamer engage three artists featured in the exhibition, Wosene Kosrof, Victor Ekpuk, and Sue Williamson, in conversations exploring their work and the thematic underpinings of this ground-breaking exhibition.

Sunday, October 28   --   2 - 4 PM

Fowler Outspoken Panel  --  The Inscribed Environment: Public Space and Identity in Los Angeles

A dialogue led by UCLA World Arts and Cultures lecturer Patrick Polk and including noted muralist and activist Judy Baca, photographer and author Steve Grody, and graffiti artist Toons examines urban public spaces in Los Angeles as contested arenas for the articulation of power and identity, and how muralists, graffiti artists, and street artists play a role in this phenomenon.

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 4.

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