Galerie Cécile Fakhoury Presents ‘Strange Flesh’, by Na Chainkua Reindorf

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents 'Strange Flesh,' Na Chainkua Reindorf's exhibition, on display until August 24th.

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury presents ‘Strange Flesh,’ Na Chainkua Reindorf’s exhibition, on display until August 24th.

Na Chainkua Reindorf, born in 1991 in Ghana, is a multidisciplinary artist who uses masquerade to construct worlds and myths. Her work includes paintings, tapestries, and sculptural installations, imagining a fictional society of female masqueraders. Reindorf draws inspiration from West African folklore and religious beliefs, using masquerades to explore themes of deviance and non-conformity. She earned an MFA from Cornell University and represented Ghana at the Venice Biennale in 2022.

Her series “Mawu Nyonu” (2020-present) features a fictitious secret society called the Glanu, featuring seven female characters with transformative powers. Reindorf’s exhibition focuses on Peli, a character that symbolizes seduction, and explores masquerade as a performative ritual and a dynamic social space. She portrays women adopting the persona of Peli, temporarily transforming into powerful figures who reclaim ownership of their bodies and stories.

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury promotes contemporary African and Diaspora art through curated exhibitions, international art fairs, and partnerships. It showcases artists influenced by cultural identities, crafting unique language that transcends geographical boundaries. These artists encourage reassessment of world views and connections.

Sources: Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Na Chainkua Reindorf

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