South Dallas Cultural Center presents Hakeem Adewumi and Moyo Oyelola: "Distant Relatives" opening reception
The South Dallas Cultural Center opens its 2017 exhibition series with the first Dallas showing of "Distant Relatives," a collaborative exhibit on the African diaspora featuring works from Nigerian American photographers Hakeem Adewumi and Moyo Oyelola.
"Distant Relatives" is a multi-sensory experience that utilizes photography, video, installation, and storytelling to introduce audiences to the vibrant cultures within the African diaspora. Adewumi, a Dallas native, worked with Oyelola in Austin, Texas after graduating from the University of Texas in 2014. Their journey as visual storytellers began separately but both soon realized that their photographic work from disparate trips abroad carried prevalent themes of migration, home, and community. Through this discovery Adewumi and Oyelola chose to explore these themes together through curated exhibitions to encourage audiences to gain a better understanding of the histories, current events, and cultures that make up the African diaspora. The exhibition will feature photographic work from Brazil, Nicaragua, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Morocco, and Zimbabwe.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through February 25.