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Duro Olowu: Seeing
SIZE: 7.75" high x 5.5" wide
Published to accompany Olowu’s largest curatorial project to date, Duro Olowu: Seeing elucidates the life and creative process of the designer-curator, highlighting the global and integrative perspective that has guided his practice. Naomi Beckwith explores Olowu’s curatorial process, driven by a voracious appetite for contemporary art and culture. Ekow Eshun examines Britain’s black and Afro-Caribbean creative community as a frame through which to view Olowu’s creative development. Valerie Steele situates Olowu’s designs within the contemporary fashion world. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye creates new fiction and poetry that speak to the themes of the exhibition. And Thelma Golden interviews Olowu about his work as designer, curator, and chronicler of culture and style. Considered together, the text and images of this volume spotlight the mind of a critical luminary, one whose transcultural approach to design, curation, and art is nothing short of revelatory.
416 pages with 353 illustrations with a 4-page cover and cloth dust jacket, copublished by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and DelMonico Books•Prestel.
Naomi Beckwith is Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Her publications include the Wittenborn Award–winning book Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen (DelMonico Books•Prestel).
The exhibition Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago is presented at the MCA Feb 29–Sep 27, 2020. Learn more
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