The Toledo Museum of Art introduces an innovative fusion of art, technology, and cultural heritage. This event showcases the digital artistry of Osinachi and Yusuf Lateef, combining traditional African cultural elements with cutting-edge digital techniques. The Sankofa Carnival reinterprets the traditional western concept of Carnival, integrating African cultural influences and historical perspectives. Drawing inspiration from Jacob Lawrence, the Mbari Club, and the iconic film "Black Orpheus," the Carnival bridges African and Western artistic traditions in a digital yet deeply human context.
Community, Local and Global
This project seeks to encourage conversation on how the modern art museum can support digital artwork and expand its community. Sankofa Carnival reprises decades-old conversations about African artistic influence in contemporary ways and also serves to connect our regional audience here in northwest Ohio to the digital work that represents a key part of future artistic practice.