We have the power to raise our expectations, and destroy the self-fulfilling prophecies that seek the disempowering of the sum of us. We will not satisfy or gratify that which hinders us. We have an enthusiasm and an apathy that are both infectious and repugnant. We are complex creatures that react on all levels of consciousness. We are pure finesse. Understand that I seek and see what I hear. What I paint, what I write; these thoughts though random, could express my fear. For this, I have no cause to cheer.

Nkiru Nzegwu has had a long and illustrious career in African Studies, a large part of it devoted to challenging discursive interpretations of African culture based on colonialist and Eurocentric models. Her curatorial and publishing projects foreground indigenous African knowledge and interpretations while also locating African subjects as active agents in global discourses.

Chris Bahr

Cosmogonies Exhibition

Artist: Chris Bahr

Duration: September 30 - December 20, 2010

Africa House is excited to present the work of Chris Bahr, a painter and mixed media artist whose art is influenced by Africa, Haiti and the Caribbean. The exhibition will also feature coptic stitch artist journals.

Chris Bahr is the first local artist to be featured at Africa House. The exhibition is curated by Professor Nkiru Nzegwu. All artworks and artist journals are available for purchase.

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