Allied with Power: African and Africa Diaspora art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection
On view through Summer 2021
Pérez Art Museum Miami
Miami, Florida

Through a large donation of Cuban art in 2017, an earlier donation of Latin American art in 2011, and significant gifts through acquisition funds, Jorge M. and Darlene Pérez have added more than 500 works of modern and contemporary art to PAMM’s permanent collection. “Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection” celebrates their most recent acquisitions, which consists of a sizable selection of international African and African Diaspora artists.

This exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the possibilities and complexities of our contemporary moment. “Allied with Power” showcases a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race. Collapsing national borders, the artists in the exhibition ally with power, representing a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their authority.

Zanele Muholi. Ngwane I, Oslo, 2018. Wallpaper. 137 8/10 inches.
© Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York