Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody Present The Amazing Afro Pop Up Shop

November 04 2011 - February 22 2012
Bridge Tender House, Museum Exterior

“Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody Present The Amazing Afro Pop-Up Shop” is a site-specific installation based on an African market stall. Created by artists Heidi Chisholm and Sharon Lombard, the project proposes a fictional realm with real world implications that tap into the artists shared history as South African expatriates living in America. The Afro Pop-Up Shop and its tongue-in-cheek goods prompt us beyond “Where are you from?” to more complicated questions regarding multiple migrations, invasions, and post-colonial freedom. It is the immigrant’s paean to globalization.

Visitors are invited to purchase and take home a piece of the installation; goods are available inside The Wolfsonian’s Museum Shop. All proceeds benefit The Wolfsonian.

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