Angela Davis #2
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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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