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Angela Davis #2

  • 2015
  • Iris Kensmil
  • oil on canvas
  • 110,3 x 80,2 x 2,8 cm
  • Location VAM, B2, 05, 00
  • Acquired in 2016
  • Inventory number 3368
  • met steun van / with support of Mondriaan Fonds

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Description

Iris Kensmil portrays important figures from the Black emancipation movement. ‘I consciously use a European way of painting light. It gives a certain presence to the people I portray, with which I wish to respectfully emphasize their importance.’ Presented here is Angela Davis, activist, politician, academic, and author, for whom the US prison system has been a key point of protest. Since her first actions and her imprisonment in the 1970s, she remains an extremely relevant activist.

[exhibition text 2017]

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