october, 2021

202101oct12:00 am202210jul(jul 10)11:59 pmBrooklyn Museum of Art | 10/01/21 - 07/10/22 | I Am an Archive | Baseera Khan | Brooklyn-Central

Time

October 1 (Friday) 12:00 am - July 10 (Sunday) 11:59 pm

Location

Brooklyn Museum of Art

200 Eastern Parkway New York NY 11238-6052 United States

Organizer

Brooklyn Museum of Art 200 Eastern Parkway New York NY 11238-6052 United States

Event Details

Art Exhbition
Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway New York NY 11238-6052 United States

10/01/21-07/10/22

Baseera Khan uses their own body as an archive often employing a variety of multimedia collage techniques to visualize the lived experiences of people at the intersections of Muslim and American identities both today and throughout history. The exhibition debuts eleven new artworks in conversation with key works made since 2017 that explore Khan’s body as a site of accumulations of experiences histories and traumas.
On view are rich and multilayered sculptures installations collages drawings photographs textiles and a video in which Khan investigates othering surveillance cultural exploitation anti-blackness and xenophobia within our public and private spaces—and proposes avenues for protection and liberation. The works express Khan’s interest in revealing the economics of goods and materials—such as oil hair architecture and art—as commodities that create inequalities and otherness and that are historical and contemporary drivers of global change.
Khan is the recipient of the second UOVO Prize which recognizes the work of emerging Brooklyn artists. As part of the prize they receive a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum a commission for a 50×50-foot art installation on the façade of UOVO’s Brooklyn facility and a $25000 unrestricted cash grant. The mural is currently on view.

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