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Take In the Unique Works of this Prolific Cuban Printmaker at the Kemper Museum

Explore the inspirational works of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón at the latest exhibit on display at the Kemper Museum! Entitled Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, this landmark retrospective is the first in the United States dedicated to the work of this prolific artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society, Abakuá, to create an independent and powerful visual iconography.

This stunning show highlights Belkis Ayón’s signature technique: collography, a printing process in which materials of various textures and absorbencies are collaged onto a cardboard matrix and then run through the press with paper. Her narrative works, many of which were produced at very large scale by joining multiple printed sheets, are imbued with an air of mystery, in part due to her deliberately austere palette of shades and subtle tones of black, white, and gray.

For a black Cuban woman, both her ascendency in the contemporary printmaking world and her investigation of a powerful all-male brotherhood were notable and bold. Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón is a sweeping overview of her most fertile period of artistic creativity, covering Ayón’s graphic production from 1986 until her untimely passing in 1999. Come experience this breathtaking exhibition at the Kemper Museum!

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Event Time/Date:
Monday, March 19, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

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