January 28, 2019
Exhibitions

Forever, A Moment: Black Meditations on Time and Space

Thursday, February 14–Saturday, April 6, 2019
SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street

Curated by Yetunde J. Olagbaju and Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye, Forever, A Moment: Black Meditations on Time and Space (FAM) is a multidisciplinary community art exhibition that explores Black Identity and the way it experiences, interprets, distorts, and ultimately, transforms time and space. 

Collective memory, possible futures, alternate histories, and infinite space collide in the gallery to challenge the lack of Black agency that exists within the “White Cube”. By bringing together Black artists who are investigating ritual, color, place, and history, FAM radically reshapes the gallery itself into a new type of space, one unburdened by societal expectations of Blackness.

Andrew WilsonLukaza Branfman-Verissimo and Umar Rashid build ritual spaces that invite us to bend and warp time — allowing us to reconstruct Black ritual spaces. Chris MartinSydney Cain, and Tosha Stimage create stark monochrome images that challenge the historical context that Blackness is so often confined within. Sean Henry Smith’s work focuses on what we leave behind and what, of that material, can be taken by others. Muzae Sesay and Patrica Thomas deconstruct our notions of memory by breaking down places and bodies we inhabit. And the video work of Alexa BurrellCameron Granger, Kasmir Jones, and Summer Fucking Mason construct their own worlds, with their own unique rules of time and space.

In conversation with one another, these works employ collective Black memory as multidimensional connecting threads. These threads bind expansive ways of existing together in a patchwork microcosm of Black futurity, possibility, and experience.

FOREVER, A MOMENT: BLACK MEDITATIONS ON TIME AND SPACE
EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Andrew Wilson
Cameron Granger
Chris Martin
Kasmir Jones
LEXAGON
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo
Muzae Sesay
Patricia Rene Thomas
Ryanaustin Dennis
Sage Stargate
Sean D. Henry Smith
Summer Mason
Tosha Stimage
Umar Rashid  

CURATORS
Yetunde J. Olagbaju
Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye

Tickets
free

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