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‘If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future’ – The Nando’s Art Collection World Debut at the African American Museum, Dallas

June 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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‘If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future’ –
The Nando’s Art Collection World Debut at the African American Museum, Dallas
April 20 – August 13, 2023

Art enthusiasts, artists, international collectors, and connoisseurs of African cultures are invited to the world debut of ‘If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future’ 2023 art exhibition at Dallas’ historic African American Museum in Fair Park.

Some of the most notable Southern African-based artists will have work on display, including Zanele Muholi, Kudzanai Chiurai, Claudette Schreuders, Patrick Kagiso, Igshaan Adams, Stephen Hobbs, Anastasia Pather, Penny Siopis, William Kentridge, Portia Zvavahera, and Samson Mnisi. These artistic perspectives, both real and imagined, help shape an understanding of the Southern African milieu and transformation over the last seventy years.

Made possible by the beloved restaurant group Nando’s, one of the largest collectors of contemporary Southern African art in the world, the exhibition features nearly 90 pieces from more than 60 emerging, mid-career and established artists. This exhibition underscores the Collection’s particularly strong holdings in portraiture, cityscapes, landscapes, and colorful abstractions.

#SeeOurFuture opens at the African American Museum on April 20 during the 10th Anniversary of Dallas Arts Fair. The exhibition will remain on display through August 13.


Southern African Contemporary Masterworks Debut at African American Museum, Dallas

WHEN & WHERE: African American Museum, Dallas – Fair Park
* Address: 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
* April 20 – August 13, 2023 at 11 am

* Free

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Curator Laurie Ann Farrell works to expose artists from South Africa to the United States through this exhibition, as well as during her time at The African Center (formerly known as The Museum of African Art) in New York City, executive director at Savannah College of Art & Design, curator and head of modern and contemporary art at the Detroit Institute of Art, and briefly as senior curator at the Dallas Contemporary.

Nando’s is a South African multinational fast casual chain that specializes in Portuguese flame-grilled peri-peri style chicken. Founded in Johannesburg in 1987, Nando’s operates over 1,200 outlets in 30 countries. Their logo depicts the Rooster of Barcelos, one of Portugal’s most common symbols.

Photo credit:
Caption: Zanele Muholi
Fisani, Parktown, 2016
© Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson, NY.

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