‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists’ panel

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Aida Muluneh, "The 99 Series," C-print, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists’ panel

Oct. 16
5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
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Exhibition curator Simon Njami will moderate a panel featuring exhibiting artists Joël Andrianomearisoa, Bili Bidjocka, Mwangi Hutter and Moataz Nasr.

"The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists" explores the thematic sequences of Dante Aligheiri’s epic poem through new works by more than 40 contemporary artists from 19 African countries as well as the African diaspora. Through a variety of media, the exhibition demonstrates how concepts visited in Dante’s poem transcend Western traditions and resonate with diverse contemporary cultures, belief systems and political issues. Overall, the exhibition provides a probing examination of life, death and continued power of art to express the unspoken and intangible.   

"The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists" is the largest exhibition in the SCAD Museum of Art's history. In addition to engaging the museum’s entire exhibition space of nearly 20,000 square feet, installations will also extend to the outdoor courtyard and to nearby satellite locations along Savannah’s Martin Luther King Jr. corridor.

Museum hours:

  • Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, closed
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

The artist panel is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.