MoCADA: OFF WHITE

SEPTEMBER 2016

MTV RE:DEFINE sat down with curator Akintola Hanif to discuss the exhibition he put together titled OFF WHITE running through November 6th at MoCADA (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) in Brooklyn.

Through photography, film, design, and sculpture, OFF WHITE bears witness to the exclusionary systems of power that simultaneously privilege and ostracize individuals on the condition of race. Together, works by Akintola Hanif, Khalik Allah, Nema Etebar, Shawn Theodore, Fletcher Williams III, Jamel Shabazz, Asif Farooq, and Adrian Franks provide a counter-narrative to implicating the suffering in their own violent oppressions, while challenging the viewer to re-examine inherited and personal notions of responsibility (OFF WHITE PRESS RELEASE).