I See Myself in You
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
With two works by Omar Victor Diop of the Diaspora Series acquired by the museum :
- El Moro, 2014
- Frédérick Douglass, 2015
The human body has occupied a significant place in the imaginations of artists, from our earliest ancestors to today. Central to how we understand and locate ourselves both individually and collectively, the body is a site of commonality and of conflict, of belonging and of difference.
The works on view in I See Myself in You: Selections from the Collection show real and imagined bodies, sometimes in fragments and sometimes whole, and sometimes just the elusive trace of a human presence.