FIAF Crossing The Line Festival Opening Reception: Omar Ba - Clin d'oeil

FIAF Crossing The Line Festival Opening Reception: Omar Ba - Clin d'oeil

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FIAF Gallery

22 East 60th Street

New York, NY 10022

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Join us for the start of the Crossing The Line Festival and enjoy a glass of wine at the opening reception of Omar Ba's exhibition at FIAF.

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CROSSING THE LINE FESTIVAL 2022

Exhibition

Omar Ba

Clin d'oeil

Opening Reception

Friday, September 9, 2022

6–8pm

On View: September 9–October 28, 2022

FIAF Gallery

In conjunction with his solo show at the new location of TEMPLON gallery in Chelsea, FIAF is delighted to present Clin d’oeil, an exhibition of one of Omar Ba‘s most important historical works, at the FIAF Gallery.

This wall-sized painting is characteristic of the artist’s style, with a black ground layered with a vivid palette on large cardboard boxes placed directly on the floor. In this work from 2017, Omar Ba pays homage to Senegalese historian and politician Cheikh Anta Diop. He references Diop’s thesis from the 1950s in which he affirms that the societies of Ancient Egypt were populated by Black Africans, as well as his ground-breaking book of The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality. This volume, published in 1974, asserts the influence of ancient African civilizations on the rest of the world.

On Friday, September 9, join us for the start of the Crossing The Line Festival and enjoy a glass of wine at the opening reception from 6–8pm in the FIAF Gallery.

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