The Ease of Fiction

The Ease of Fiction

March 3 – June 19, 2016

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The Ease of Fiction presents the work of four African artists living in the United States as the foundation of a critical discussion about history, fact, and fiction. The artists, ruby onyinyechi amanze (b. 1982, Nigeria), Duhirwe Rushemeza (b. 1977, Rwanda), Sherin Guirguis (b. 1974, Egypt), and Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981, Botswana), present recent paintings, drawings and sculptural works that explore issues of cultural identity, personal agency, and the very notion of "African art."

The exhibition’s title evokes the idea that people are often more comfortable accepting or believing what is told to them by those in power, rather than challenging and investigating the authenticity of information presented as historical fact. Interweaving their personal experiences and memories into broader historical contexts, these artists create work that is in strident opposition of passive acceptance.  

The artists' cultural backgrounds, as well as geographic diversity, create an opportunity for a provocative examination of varied perspectives of the truth. Although these artists are from four different African countries their work addresses universal issues that are relevant across all borders.

Curated by Dexter Wimberly

Profile photo of Dexter WimberlyDexter Wimberly is an independent curator based in New York. A passionate collector and supporter of the arts, Wimberly has exhibited the work of hundreds of artists in the U.S. and abroad. Wimberly maintains a critical dialogue with artists throughout the world by way of his exhibitions, public programs, and talks at galleries and public art spaces. Wimberly is the former Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International (ICI). He currently serves on the board of The Laundromat Project. Wimberly has organized exhibitions and programs for Mixed Greens Gallery; Driscoll Babcock Galleries; 101 Exhibit; Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art; bitforms gallery; Koki Arts, Tokyo; the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA); and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; among others.

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Start: March 3, 2016
End: June 19, 2016

Creative Mornings

Stay tuned for this month's speaker!

Doors open at 8:30am with a brief 30 minute presentation beginning at 9:00am. Free coffee and breakfast snacks provided by our fantastic sponsors! Come hungry and ready to hear a great talk!

For more information about Creative Mornings and registration, please click here.

Street Parking is available on the surrounding streets next to the CAM Raleigh, see you then!

Event sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee,Myriad Media, CompostNow, and Yellow Dog Bread Company.

Start: May 27, 2016 8:30 am
End: May 27, 2016 10:00 am

Weekly Guided Tour

Join CAM Raleigh on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. for a guided tour of current exhibitions.

Guided tours are included in museum admission. Admission is free for CAM Raleigh members, children 10 and under, members of NARM and Mod/Co, active members of the US Military and their families, area College students and NC State College of Design students, staff and faculty. 

Start: May 29, 2016 2:00 pm
End: May 29, 2016 3:00 pm

June Free First Friday

People in the museum for First Friday

Photo courtesy Cailin Williams

CAM Raleigh welcomes you and your family to the Warehouse District to enjoy a special, extended-hours, circus-themed Free First Friday, courtesy of our partner, Duke Energy.

Our Middle School Docents will be here to talk about our current exhibition, The Ease of Fiction. We will have fun Creation Station projects for the entire family, pop-up performances from CircusSPARK, along with music, surprise guests, food trucks and donation bar.

Support our creative community and come to CAM this Free First Friday.

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Start: June 3, 2016 4:00 pm
End: June 3, 2016 10:00 pm

Weekly Guided Tour

Join CAM Raleigh on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. for a guided tour of current exhibitions.

Guided tours are included in museum admission. Admission is free for CAM Raleigh members, children 10 and under, members of NARM and Mod/Co, active members of the US Military and their families, area College students and NC State College of Design students, staff and faculty. 

Start: June 5, 2016 2:00 pm
End: June 5, 2016 3:00 pm