Through texts and objects, Cameron Rowland illuminates the connection between slavery and the commercial structures that define the global economy today.
Mel Chin, Jeffery Gibson, and Cameron Rowland Among Winners of the 2019 MacArthur “Genius” Award
This year, a number of artists will receive the prestigious award. The special honor comes with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000.
A Project Meticulously Lays Out the Realities of Modern-Day Slavery
With a scattered display of everyday objects and cryptic legal documents, Cameron Rowland illustrates a long history of systematic racism.
The Products of Forced Labor in US Prisons
What I saw when I stepped from the elevator and entered the hush of the Artists Space gallery was barely anything: a red raincoat on the wall, some honey-colored wood benches that looked as if they belonged in a courtroom, and some odd steel contraptions on the floor.
Conspicuously Absent: When Art Goes Undercover
Even in today’s anything-goes environment, it’s not all that common to encounter a work of art that hews so closely to the mundane that it risks not being recognized as art at all. Let alone two or three in a single show.
But that’s the case with Conspicuous Unusable, a group exhibition at Miguel Abreu that’s a refreshing throwback to a time (the 1970s) when the division between art and life was in a constant state of flux and gallery press releases routinely began with a quotation from Martin Heidegger.