"Coming from Nigeria I felt I owed no one an explanation for my existence, nor did I harbor any sign of paralyzing inferiority complex. What was apparent was that most Americans I knew and met were actually not worldly at all, but utter provincials in a very affluent but unjust society. And when this became clear I saw no reason why I could not have an opinion or a point of view."
Okwui Enwezor to Chika Okeke-Agulu, on his early days. (via grupaok)
Toyin Odutola, If Only, (2014)
Charcoal, pastel, marker and graphite on paper. 30 x 40 inches.
Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Mnonja, 2010