Man Ray: African Art and the Modernist Lens
- 29 October, 2010 - January 23, 2011. Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens brings to light photographs of African objects by American artist Man Ray (1890-1976) produced over a period of almost twenty years. In addition to providing fresh insight into Man Ray’s photographic practice, the exhibition raises questions concerning the representation, reception, and perception of African art as mediated by the camera lens. Curated by Wendy Grossman, the exhibition frames the objects and images within diverse contexts, including the Harlem Renaissance, Surrealism, and the worlds of high fashion and popular culture.