Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
March 2017 - December 2017
In her largest solo exhibition to date, New York-based artist Steffani Jemison uses the complicated role of language and literacy in black history to explore narration, abstraction, citizenship, education, and the role of the archive. At MASS MoCA, Jemison presents a sound work and an excerpt from a novella, along with her formally stripped-down, conceptually layered, and alluringly enigmatic photographs and drawings. The works center on alternative language systems constructed by black Americans and examines their subversive potential.
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Photos by David Dashiell, courtesy of MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA