Senses of Time: Video-and Film-based Works of Africa

May 18, 2016 – January 21, 2018

Still from Senses of Time exhibition trailer Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1, Skylight Gallery Floor Plan

Six internationally recognized African artists examine how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance, and dissolve in seven works of video and film art. These time-based works by Sammy Baloji, Theo Eshetu, Moataz Nasr, Berni Searle, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Sue Williamson repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward.

Senses of Time was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.