Rotimi Fani-Kayode
Nothing to Lose

3/23/2012 — 7/28/2012

Rfk 116 Walthercollection Rotimifanikayode Untitled 1987 88

Conceptual Framework

Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Nothing to Lose, the first solo exhibition in New York of photographs by the British-Nigerian artist, features large-scale color and black-and-white portraits from the late 1980s, created by Fani-Kayode before his untimely death in 1989. Fani-Kayode's images interpret and reveal sexuality across racial and cultural differences, vividly merging his fascination with Yoruba "techniques of ecstasy" and homoerotic self-expression through symbolic gestures, ritualistic poses, and elaborate decoration. This exhibition focuses on the influences of exile, religion, sexuality, and death on the artist's last works.

For further information, please see our exhibition guide.

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