Black History Month: Ghislain Brown-Kossi’s new exhibition UMOJABLACK

Date/Time
Date(s) - February 15, 2024 - March 26, 2024
12:00 am

Location
SAMC Gallery (inside Norma Marion Alloway Library, TWU)

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Trinity Western University is pleased to present Ghislain Brown-Kossi’s new exhibition UMOJABLACK, on display at the SAMC Gallery Feb. 15–Mar. 26, 2024.

The exhibition, organized by the Black History Month Committee in partnership with the School of the Arts, Media + Culture’s department of Art + Design, is part of campus-wide initiatives in honour of Black History Month.

Ghislain Brown-Kossi, artist. Trinity Western University is pleased to present Ghislain Brown-Kossi’s new exhibition UMOJABLACK, on display at the SAMC Gallery Feb. 15–Mar. 26, 2024.

Uncovering the formative African contributions to global language and art 

Brown-Kossi’s research-intensive art features symbols that appear as early as prehistoric times engraved in rock surfaces. Many of the symbols in his work have roots in African languages and cultures that pre-date Latin and English.

By drawing attention to the often unacknowledged African influences that undergird visual and symbolic language globally, Brown-Kossi challenges Eurocentric aesthetic and symbolic conventions, bringing focus to formative African contributions to global visual culture.

“My aim is to interact and communicate with people from different cultures through my art, to arouse their curiosity and to encourage them to consider the links we share as humans,” Brown-Kossi said. “I want the audience to look, see and discover these links for themselves and to feel the joy of connecting with others through my work.”

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https://www.twu.ca/news-events/news/first-samc-black-history-month-exhibition-draws-attention-often-unacknowledged

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