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Chuchu: The Severance of Ties and Invocation

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is the first institution to acquire the deeply personal and visually mesmerizing video projections “Invocation: The Severance of Ties” (2015) and “Invocation: Release” (2015) by versatile multimedia artist Jim Chuchu, born 1982, Kenya. (“Invocation: Release,” Jim Chuchu, 2015 Single-channel projection videos shown in succession. Museum purchases, 2017-1-2)