AFRICOBRA: Nation Time is the next chapter ofAFRICOBRA: Messages to the People, which premiered at MoCA North Miami during Art Basel Miami 2018.AFRICOBRA: Nation Time will focus entirely on the historical aspects of this vital, Chicago-born Black Arts collective. More than40 works will be on view byJeffDonaldson, Gerald Williams, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, and Nelson Stevens. Historic documentation, archival photographs and other ephemera will be showcased throughout the exhibition offering a unique and comprehensive narrative of AFRICOBRA’s birth and evolution on the South Side of Chicago in the late 1960s and early 1970sand its reverberating effect on the art scenes of Washington, DC, New York City, and Lagos, Nigeria.
This groundbreaking, museum-quality exhibition will be mounted within the historic, picturesque Venetian gothic palazzo of Ca' Faccanon, offering more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space on two floors, adorned with its original Venetian plaster and Murano chandleries. Its perfectly central location is only meters away from the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s square