"Ancient Futures: The DNA of Culture & Civilization" Exhibition

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

poster for "Ancient Futures: The DNA of Culture & Civilization" Exhibition

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A revival of the 1990s monthly Avant Yard underground art experience in Tribeca, New York, that took the New York art world scene by storm, the exhibition Ancient Futures will feature work from several of the previously exhibited artists that started the movement, as well as newer, emerging artists that are pushing the envelope. The group exhibition explores the "underground art movement" during the early 90s, while updating new visitors to emerging provocative artists coming onto the scene. A collaboration of art and music, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a multi-sensory journey, while also receiving commentary on current cultural, political and social events.

By highlighting the role of the artist as it relates to social activism, Ancient Futures attempts to create a dialogue by utilizing art and music as a platform, while embracing the idea that individual artistic expression is necessary. Ancient Futures is an exploration into the mental make-up of the U.S. social system: the beauty, ugliness, abstraction, music, and color. It is a celebration of who individuals are in the present in relation to their past, and how they now forge their futures. After all, the present is nothing but pre-sent moments.



from June 21, 2008 to September 07, 2008

Closing Reception on 2008-09-07 from 15:00 to 19:00

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