Nov 19, 2022, 10:00 amJan 29, 2023, 5:00 pm
11 Hulfish Street


Event Description
The Nigerian-Cameroonian artist Samuel Fosso (b. 1962) is one of the most compelling photographers working in the genre of self-portraiture today. "Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts" is the first museum survey of the artist's work in the United States. The exhibition showcases Fosso's self-portraits, in which the artist assumes various characters and gender roles to highlight the connections between identity, consumption and global commerce. Through make up and dress, Fosso references 1970s High-life music and popular culture; he transforms into major figures from Africa and the diaspora; he reflects on Africa's complicated encounters with European colonialism, Christianity, and a resurgent China; and he engages in vigorous self-analysis.

"Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts" is Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in collaboration with The Walther Collection.