WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Mohau Modisakeng will be participating in the group exhibition DIS/PLACE at the Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition opens on Saturday, 17 October and will run until 17 January 2016.
Displacement, or a state of being rooted in uprootedness, is a consequence of colonial conquest in Africa and the Americas that has come to frame dominant perceptions of diasporic identity and nationhood. DIS/PLACE maps the somatic, psychological and infrastructural violences of displacement in the contemporary African Diaspora from the perspectives of those living in its throes. Through material and contextual inquiries into objects ranging from firearms to fruit, the collection of works by Aisha Tandiwe Bell, Kudzanai Chiurai, Mohau Modisakeng, Valerie Piraino, Sable Elyse Smith and Ralph Ziman render visible the power relations produced by and through displacement, and the innovative strategies that transform even its most foreboding effects into dynamic and grounding cultural formations.