Alexandre Diop, La Grande Odalisque (2021). Courtesy Rubell Museum

By Southwester Staff 

Beginning November 2, the Rubell Museum DC, located at 65 I Street SW will open two new exhibitions. Singular Views: 25 Artists highlights the work of 25 contemporary artists from across the U.S. and around the world through solo presentations. Opening concurrently is Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge, featuring work created by the artist during his 2022 residency at the Rubell Museum. Both exhibitions are on view through October 2024.

Singular Views: 25 Artists encompasses over 120 artworks across media. The exhibition features solo presentations of work by 25 artists, among them Amoako Boafo, Mickalene Thomas, and Hank Willis Thomas. Also featured is work by a number of DC- and Baltimore-based artists, including February James, Murjoni Merriweather, Rozeal, Sylvia Snowden, and John Waters.

Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge highlights Franco-Senegalese Vienna- based artist Alexandre Diop, whose practice explores the legacies of colonialism and diaspora while tackling universal themes of ancestry, suffering, and historical violence. 

Singular Views and Alexandre Diop encompass the second installation at the Rubell Museum DC, which opened last fall in the 1906 building of the former Randall Junior High School in Southwest DC. The two exhibitions extend throughout the museum’s 32,000 square feet, which preserves the original layout of the historic school. 

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