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Singular Views: 25 Artists

 Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge

 
Singular Views: 25 Artists
is drawn entirely from the Rubells’ unparalleled and ever-growing collection of contemporary art of more than 7,700 works. Encompassing over 120 artworks across media. Singular Views comprises solo presentations by:

Kathryn Andrews / Patricia Ayres / Amoako Boafo / Emmanuel Louisnord Desir / Jenny Holzer / Matthew Day Jackson / February James / William Kentridge / Murjoni Merriweather / John Miller / Jesse Mockrin / Simphiwe Ndzube / Raymond Pettibon / Paul Pfeiffer / Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe / Rozeal / Jennifer Rubell / Clayton Schiff / Sylvia Snowden / Tomoaki Suzuki / Hank Willis Thomas / Mickalene Thomas / Tesfaye Urgessa / John Waters / Cajsa von Zeipel / Allison Zuckermannews 01



Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge
highlights Franco-Senegalese Vienna-based artist Alexandre Diop, whose practice explores the legacies of colonialism and diaspora while tackling universal themes of ancestry, suffering, and historical violence. The presentation includes works created over the course of his Knight Foundation-supported residency and is 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.
Diop A 07 La Grande Odalisque

 

Singular Views and Alexandre Diop encompass the second installation at the Rubell Museum DC, which opened last fall in the 1906 building of the former Randall Junior High School in Southwest DC. The two exhibitions extend throughout the museum’s 32,000 square feet, which preserves the original layout of the historic school, with classrooms, teacher’s offices, the auditorium, and foyers transformed into galleries, thereby reinforcing the role of artists as teachers and storytellers. The exhibitions have been conceived to promote public dialogue and serve as a space for audiences to engage with the work of leading contemporary artists, and coincide with the release of a comprehensive, 288-page hardcover catalogue of the Rubells’ collection titled Collection Highlights and Artist Writings.

 

“In selecting works for this museum-wide installation, our goal continues to be to both showcase artists whose work engages with the most pressing ideas and issues of today and to introduce artists that audiences may not have previously encountered within the DC cultural landscape,” said Mera Rubell. “We now make the choice to display each artist’s work as a focused solo exhibition to highlight their individual perspectives and allow audiences to understand the full extent of the artist’s practice.”