march, 2022

202221mar(mar 21)12:00 am06may(may 6)11:59 pmMishkin Gallery | 03/21/22 - 05/06/22 | Blues | Lamin Fofana | Chelsea


March 21 (Monday) 12:00 am - May 6 (Friday) 11:59 pm


Mishkin Gallery

135 E. 22nd St. New York 10010 United States


Mishkin Gallery 135 E. 22nd St. New York 10010 United States

Event Details

Art Exhbition
Mishkin Gallery
135 E. 22nd St. New York 10010 United States


The exhibition opened briefly in March 2020 but closed soon after due to Covid-19. BLues re-opens Monday March 21 and will be on view through May 6 2022.
Fofana’s music is a conduit for engaging with an array of issues involving blackness migration displacement and race through collective listening. The exhibition centers on a trilogy of sound works comprising the albums Black Metamorphosis Darkwater and Blues that engage with seminal texts by Sylvia Wynter W. E. B. Du Bois and Amiri Baraka to reflect on historical and epistemological trajectories of contemporary social and political thought through the lens of Black Studies. These works will be presented alongside videos and photographs by Fofana and his collaborators Jim C. Nedd and Nicolas Premier.
Fofana creates spaces for contemporary black life in the West that are informed by his interest in history and the sonic and “allow for dreaming and imagining other ways of being” which foreground non-linear thinking and experience. Mishkin Gallery will be the main site of the exhibition with additional elements such as posters and sounds spiraling outwards through the College campus and into the city. Aiming for both physical and emotional resonance the works attempt to challenge authoritative forms of representation and communication while drawing upon the artists’ personal experiences of diaspora the coming and going of communities. Throughout the exhibition the Gallery will hold live music performances talks readings and listening sessions to collectively think through what Christina Sharpe calls “wake work” living with and attending to the paradoxical history of slavery and its afterlives.
A booklet with contributions by Alaina Claire Feldman Lamin Fofana Dino Dinçer Şirin and excerpts of primary source texts will accompany the exhibition. A special zine including recent writing by the artists will account for and reflect on the past two year since the exhibition had initially opened.