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Intersections: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

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Date(s) - 04/13/2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Zambrano Hall, Stanford University


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Nigerian-born, LA-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s artwork tells elaborate and delicate stories of her life. Densely layered figurative compositions conjure the complexity of contemporary experience. She describes them as “contact zones, spaces where cultures come together and grapple with each other,” bringing viewers into a “weird in-between space.”

“the most important painter of her generation”
— The Guardian

“glorious examples of…improvisational mixing”
— ArtNews

“Representation matters….People want to see themselves. It’s what makes you feel you matter in the society you exist in. That’s what drives my work.”
— Akunyili Crosby in the Financial Times

Presented by Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts

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