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Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge
2022 Artist-in-Residence

November 28, 2022 - November 12, 2023

 

Based in Vienna, Franco-Senegalese artist Alexandre Diop (b. 1995, Paris) uses discarded objects to create work that raises questions pertaining to sociopolitical, cultural and gender issues. Drawing inspiration from his European and African roots, he explores the legacies of colonialism and diaspora while tackling universal themes of ancestry, suffering, and historical violence. For his exhibition at the Rubell Museum, on view November 28, 2022 through November 12, 2023, Diop will present a selection of works created over the course of his 3-month residency. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring an essay by scholar Mara Niang and a conversation between Diop and Hans Ulrich Obrist, alongside a selection of color photographs.

“In recent years, the Museum has continued to expand its programming to share both new acquisitions and highlights from the collection, as well as works developed by its artists-in-residence, a position most recently held by Alexandre Diop. This year’s presentations represent a continuation of our mission to spotlight a diverse mix of contemporary artists while encouraging public dialogue,” said Jason Rubell. “Works on view include both significant pieces by artists our family has engaged with over decades, as well as exciting work by artists we have recently interacted with during studio visits, and from whom we have commissioned bodies of work.”

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Europa, 2019
mixed media on wood
137 6/8 x 78 5/8 in. (350 x 200 cm)
acquired in 2021
Diop A Europa tn

 

La Création d’un Mythos [The Creation of a Mythos], 2021
mixed media on wood
47 3/8 x 67 7/8 x in. (120.5 x 172.5 cm)
acquired in 2021
Diop A LaCreationd unMythos 02 tn

 

Le Mensonge d’État [The Lie of the State], 2021
mixed media on wood
47 3/8 x 67 7/8 x in. (120.5 x 172.5 cm)
acquired in 2021
Diop A LeMensonged Etat 02 tn

 

1685 – Marronage – Déménager – Replanter [1685 – Marronage – Moving – Transplanting], 2022
mixed media on wood
quadriptych, overall 96 x 192 in. (243.8 x 487.6 cm)
acquired in 2022
Diop A 01 1685 – Marronage – Demenager – Replanter tn

 

Enfants Soldats [Child Soldiers], 2022
mixed media on wood (double sided)
77 x 44 in. (195.6 x 111.8 cm)
acquired in 2022
Diop A 04 Enfants Soldats FnBF tn

 

Enfants Soldats [Child Soldiers], 2022
mixed media on wood (double sided)
77 x 44 in. (195.6 x 111.8 cm)
acquired in 2022
Diop A 05 Red Door FnB tn

 

Honi soit qui mal y pense [Shame be (to him) who thinks evil of it], 2022
mixed media on wood
60 x 120 in. (152.4 x 304.8 cm)
acquired in 2022
Diop A 07 La Grande Odalisque tn

 

L’Histoire du Monde – Le Temps et L’Espace [The History of the World – Time and Space], 2022
mixed media on wood
triptych, overall 144 x 288 in. (365.8 x 731.5 cm)
acquired in 2022
Diop A 03 L Histoire du Monde – Le Temps et L Espace tn

 

L’Incroyable Traversée d’Abdoulaye Le Grand, Troisième de la Lignée [The Incredible Crossing of Abdoulaye the Great, Third in Line to the Throne], 2022
mixed media on wood
triptych, overall 144 x 324 in. (365.8 x 823 cm)
acquired in 2022
Diop A 07 L Incroyable Traversee d Abdoulaye Le Grand Troisieme de la Lignee tn

 

Mondo Carne, 2022
oil, oil stick, pastel, acrylic, charcoal, gouache on canvas
103 x 191 in. (261.6 x 485.1 cm)
acquired in 2022
Diop A 02 Mondo Carne tn