In conjunction with the Dallas Art Fair, Emerging Collective made its Dallas debut, hosting a panel on Global South Narratives, featuring Kaloki Nyamai on live stream from the Kenyan Pavilion at Venice Biennale.
The panel featured Dallas-based curator and writer Laurie Ann Farrell, formerly of Dallas Contemporary and Emerging Collective Founder Raj Udeshi.
“We’ve been trying to get an exhibition together for ages in Dallas, a city that I call home. The pandemic destroyed momentum for many art non-profits, and this is our humble reset,” said Udeshi. “With so many people coming to Texas from the coasts, we want to give them what they came for – new culture. Emerging Collective will grow its footprint in the Dallas art scene and along with the city itself, make a noise heard worldwide.”
“Kaloki’s themes fit right into Emerging Collective’s drive to present and preserve a narrative that is not clearly heard in the West,” said Bart Keijsers Koning, whose gallery, Keijsers Koning, represents Nyamai in the United States. “Emerging Collective and Keijsers Koning both left New York and we’re attracted to the growing art market and support here in Dallas.”