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HOUSTON, SIE HABEN EIN PROBLEM!

Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery
On View: April 1–August 28, 2022

Austrian artists Paul Renner and Richard Hoeck’s new exhibition, HOUSTON, SIE HABEN EIN PROBLEM!, presents art objects, nose-to-tail cooking, and a temporary social club. Together, they exclaim “Houston, You Have a Problem!”—both needling and raising a glass to our belovedly sprawling and unexpected city. Encompassing unconventional ideas about food, humor, performance art, and the social potential inherent in coming together for a meal, their work offers intimate and joyous experiences of art, eating, and community. This will be the first major solo presentation of the artists’ work in an American institution. In this strangely post-pandemic, yet perhaps mid-endemic moment, CAMH welcomes you to join us physically and metaphysically to directly engage the myriad ways artists can awaken the public, reinvigorate our social relations, and craft new futures for cultural institutions.

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Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks

Brown Foundation Gallery
On View: May 27–October 2, 2022

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks is the first museum solo exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo (b. 1984), one of the most influential artistic voices of his generation. Featuring over thirty works created between 2016–2022, the exhibition is a timely exploration into the varying strategies that Boafo employs within his practice to capture the essence of the Black figure. Boafo creates paintings that actively center Black subjectivity, Black joy, and the Black gaze. The brushstrokes of his vibrant portraits are thick and gestural, the finger technique emphasizing the contours and luminous skin tone of the body. His subjects’ accentuated and elevated figures are often isolated on single color backgrounds, their gaze the focal point to disrupt observation from canonical viewership.

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