AKOSUA ADOMA OWUSU: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
November 2, 2019 – February 2, 2020
Opening: Saturday, Nov 2, 5:30 -10:30pm
Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanian-American filmmaker, producer, and cinematographer whose films and installations address the collision of identities. Often combining personal ethnography and cultural representations of beauty in her work, Owusu transitions between avant-garde cinema, fine art, and African tradition. Welcome to the Jungle is the first exhibition to screen the artist’s “hair trilogy” films adapted for a full-room installation, examining the construction of historical memory and cultural identity through archival material, direct animation, and staged scenes.
Image: Akosua Adoma Owusu – Split Ends
CAC galleries are open Wednesday-Monday, 11am-5pm, General Admission is $10/$8 Students & Seniors, Free to CAC Members, Free on Sundays for Louisiana residents, Courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Advance Tickets are available at the CAC Box Office, 900 Camp Street and online at www.cacno.org or by calling 504 525-2580. CAC Members receive free admission to the galleries, discounts for performances and early seating. Join at cacno.org.