Memories of Underdevelopment
2020-12-12 - 2021-01-20
Half Gallery 235 E 4th St New York, NY 10009
Cheikh Ndiaye Apolo Movie Theater, Havana, 2020 Oil on linen 69 x 63 in © Cheikh Ndiaye, Courtesy of Half Gallery
Half Gallery in New York presents ‘Memories of Underdevelopment’, a solo exhibition by Cheikh Ndiaye. The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, December 12, 2020 through January 30, 2021. ‘The paintings of Cheikh Ndiaye are inquiries into the current state of modernist dreams. The artist evokes images of human resilience, which serve as commentaries on our own times. Referring to the novel of the Cuban writer Edmundo Desnoes, ‘Memories of Underdevelopment’ and the 1968 movie by the same title, directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, the artist questions how history imprints into our material environment.’ -Jana Berankova (Columbia University, Suture Press) For more information, please visit