Intersect Chicago Curatorial Selections: Petra Mason

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Nov 23, 2020 8:30PM

Photograph of Petra Mason by (c) Thekiso Mokhele @obscure_studio

After 20 years living in New York, cultural historian Petra Mason returned to Johannesburg and founded Obscure Studio in 2019.

'Contemporary African art has taken centre stage. It is a very exciting time to be working in the city I was born in and in the art world I was born into.'

Mason authored a trilogy of vintage photography books for Rizzoli and edited ‘Imperfect Utopia’ for SKIRA/Rizzoli. Mason has partnered on projects with Perez Art Museum Miami, the Deering Estate, Philip Johnson's Glass House, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

Below Mason selects ten standout works from Intersect Chicago.

Kimathi Mafafo
Reverence , 2017
Jaume Plensa
See No Evil, 2018
Richard Gray Gallery
Andile Dyalvane
OoJola I, Clan Series, 2016
Friedman Benda
Soly Cissé
Untitled I, 2018
Sulger Buel Gallery
Zemba Luzamba
Munkoyo, 2020
Natalie Baxter
Mizz Thang, 2020, 2020
Elijah Wheat Showroom
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