Quentin VerCetty – Sankofa Dias: Visions of the Afrotopia


The Wisdom of the Sun Never Sets on The Ancestral Plane, 2020. Courtesy of the Artist.

Robert Langen Art Gallery Presents

Sankofa Dias: Visions of the Afrotopia
Quentin VerCetty

January 10 – April 10, 2022

Sankofa Dias: Visions of the Afrotopia explores the philosophy and concepts of “Sankofa” as revealed in the art movement and framework of Afrofuturism. Taking inspiration from the sculptural works of the ancient Nok (1500 BC), Ifẹ̀ empire of West Africa (11th CE) and the Aksum of East Africa (100 CE), this body of work explores reclaiming the idea of the “Afrotopia” as a safe space for Black existence that includes representation of Blackness in the landscape.


Library of Unlearning, 2018. Courtesy of the Artist.

Please join us for a Zoom reception with the Artist on January 26, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Registration is required and available here.


The NuOnes Will Evolve Us, 2020. Courtesy of the Artist.

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