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Samuel Fosso


HOUSTON, TEXAS: The Menil Collection presents “Samuel Fosso: African Spirits,” an exhibition of the fourteen, large-scale gelatin silver prints from Samuel Fosso’s African Spirits series.

The show—on view at the Menil from Aug. 5, 2022, through Jan. 15, 2023—is presented in conjunction with the 2022 FotoFest Biennial and African Cosmologies Redux

In this series of self-portraits, completed in 2008, Fosso portrays himself as Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and other prominent figures from 20th century Black liberation movements.

The Menil is open Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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