BROOKLYN, NY.- Johannesburg to New York is the first retrospective of the collaborative work between South African artist Samson Mnisi and US artist Cannon Hersey. Combining their various perspectives on the changing cultural dynamics of South Africa and its emergence onto the world stage, these artists have created mixed media imagery that is socially conscious while also being visually stimulating. Mnisi incorporates ancient Zulu symbolism and Sangoma spiritual markings and rituals with Hersey's captivating photography to give viewers insider and outsider perspectives on contemporary South African societies.
The reception will include live music by DJ Eddie Ed, South African cuisine from Brooklyn's own Madiba restaurant and a selection of South African wines from Xai-Xai wine bar.
Both Samson Mnisi and Cannon Hersey will lead a tour and discussion about their historical collaboration to visitors to give an in-depth understanding of the work. The artist will present examples of previous work and curator, Kimberli Gant, will discuss the exhibition's themes.