A Window In: Julie Mehretu

Politics of the plains. Julie Mehertu asks the question “What does it mean to paint a landscape and be an artist in this political moment?” From Native peoples to gentrification, colonization has and still does effect the landscape. Experience Julie’s art as she explores these ideas here.

Julie Mehretu was born in 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She studied at University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar (1990–91), earned a BA from Kalamazoo College, Michigan (1992), and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (1997). She was a resident of the CORE Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1997–98) and the Artist-in-Residence Program at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2001).

South Dallas Cultural Center presentsΒ A Window In: A look at Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora. Each week, SDCC will feature a curated list of videos fromΒ ART 21: Art in the Twenty First CenturyΒ that highlight artists of the African Diaspora. From topics of Power and Truth to Love and Loss, these artists explore and expand the bounds of what art is and could be.