Rubell Museum | Singular Views: 25 Artists and Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge

By Editorial Team on October 30, 2023

Thu, November 2 2023 — Tue, October 1 2024

Mickalene Thomas, Baby I Am Ready Now (2007). Courtesy Rubell Museum.

The Rubell Museum DC announced today that it will open two new exhibitions as part of a museum-wide reinstallation on November 2nd. Singular Views: 25 Artists highlights the work of 25 contemporary artists from across the U.S. and around the world through solo presentations. Opening concurrently is Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge, featuring work created by the artist during his 2022 residency at the Rubell Museum. Both exhibitions are on view through October 2024.

Singular Views: 25 Artists is drawn entirely from the Rubells’ unparalleled and ever-growing collection of contemporary art of more than 7,700 works. Encompassing over 120 artworks across media, the exhibition features solo presentations of work by 25 artists, among them Amoako Boafo, Mickalene Thomas, and Hank Willis Thomas. Also featured is work by a number of DC- and Baltimore-based artists, including February James, Murjoni Merriweather, Rozeal, Sylvia Snowden, and John Waters.

Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi, the Art of Challenge highlights Franco-Senegalese Vienna-based artist Alexandre Diop, whose practice explores the legacies of colonialism and diaspora while tackling universal themes of ancestry, suffering, and historical violence. The presentation includes works created over the course of his Knight Foundation-supported residency and is accompanied by a catalogue featuring an essay by scholar Mara Niang and a conversation between Diop and Hans Ulrich Obrist, alongside a selection of color photographs.

Rubell Museum is located at 65 I (Eye) St SW (near 1st St SW).