Theo Eshutu, Brave New World II, 1999, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, museum purchase, 2008-7-1. © Theo Eshutu, courtesy the artist and Axis Gallery, NY/NJ

Wellin Museum of Art Director Tracy L. Adler will lead a tour of the museum’s current exhibition Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa – on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. The tour and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Senses of Time, which is on view through Dec. 11, explores how time is experienced and produced by the human body. Figures stand, climb, dance and dissolve in nine works of video and film art by seven acclaimed contemporary African artists: Sammy Baloji, Jim Chuchu, Theo Eshetu, Moataz Nasr, Berni Searle, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Sue Williamson.

Currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Senses of Time is its largest iteration yet at the Wellin. The exhibition features an expanded body of work and additional artists, including two videos by Kenyan artist Jim Chuchu and a new edition of Theo Eshetu’s installation created specifically for the Wellin’s show.

Adler explains, “Our close collaboration with the curators to make the Wellin’s iteration of the exhibition unique…is resulting in a stimulating dialogue around the social, personal, and political climate in Africa today. With its additional offerings and expansive interpretation of the exhibition, including a reflecting pool for Moataz Nasr’s work, the installation of the exhibition at the Wellin is fresh and dynamic, allowing for new relationships between the works—as well as broader themes—to emerge.”

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