• September 29–November 24, 2018

AfriCOBRA 50

Kavi Gupta

219 North Elizabeth Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60607

Wadsworth jarell  steel square  1995. acrylic on canvas  wood  60x60

Wadsworth Jarrell, Steel Square, 1995. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta.


AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) is the influential black artist collective that defined the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 70s. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its founding in Chicago, this exhibition presents works by the five original members—Gerald Williams, Wadsworth Jarrell, Jae Jarrell, Jeff Donaldson, and Barbara Jones-Hogu—as well as a select group of their peers.