“Brendan Fernandes: The Living Mask”

Art, Contemporary art DePaul Art Museum , Sheffield & DePaul Until Sunday December 16 2018
Brendan Fernandes
Photograph: Courtesy Brendan Fernandes

Chicago-based artist Brendan Fernandes draws inspiration from the fabricated African masks that were once sold to tourists, exploring how traditional art was modified and commodified. Displayed alongside wooden masks from Burkina Faso, Congo, Cameroon, and Nigeria from DePaul Art Museum’s African collection, Fernandes's striking neon light masks examine the ways in which society claims ownership of artistic ideas.

Venue name: DePaul Art Museum
Contact:
Address: 935 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago
60614
Cross street: at Sheffield Ave
Opening hours: Wed, Thu 11am–7pm; Fri 11am–5pm; Sat, Sun 12pm–5pm
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 8, 11, 74.
Price: Free
Event website: http://museums.depaul.edu/exhibitions/upcoming/
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