Images by Kameelah Janan Rasheed and an exhibition curated by Sol Camacho avoided trendy visuals or themes at EXPO Chicago.
A broad swath of society seems to feel more welcome in a public library rather than a museum. I examined the Brooklyn Public Library as a model of heightened engagement through collective knowledge creation.
This show is different from many of the previous at the 8th Floor gallery precisely because it is so intertwined with the theme of voices and their sounds.
On view at the Brooklyn Public Library from January 11 to April 7, 2019.
A century after the emergence of Dada, Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont’s curated section is all about political collage.
As a black, Muslim woman, subject to any number of externally imposed strictures, Kameelah Janan Rasheed does not adopt these avant-garde techniques for merely aesthetic purposes.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s exhibition on Governors Island is overwhelming in its maximalism as it attempts to address the enormous issue of blackness.
We could never leave Brooklyn and still miss a slew of shows in our home borough. From outdoor art along the waterfront to group shows in Bushwick and ambitious political projects at Dumbo nonprofits, there was no shortage of great work in Brooklyn in 2016.
Overall, the work in Enacting Stillness suggests that, contrary to some of the grander claims made about art’s political efficacy, most art intervenes in the world in a more limited, but no less essential, way.
“Direct Downward Cut at the Head; Overhand Knife Thrust”; “and where the blood ran fastest, there he whipped”; “To them God has appeared as a Negro”; “syntactical slips and breaks” — these are a sample of the bits of text affixed to the walls in Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s On Refusal.
Last week, Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed was on her way to a four-day trip in Istanbul, hoping to explore a metropolis known for its architectural marvels and history.
No Longer Empty’s current exhibit, If You Build It, manages to avoid the ickiness of so many other art projects exploited to anoint development projects on the verge of fruition, and in an art economy that’s popularized the practice of artwashing that’s no small feat.