Kameelah Janan Rasheed | Durable Dystopia | Frugal Fantasy | Obsolete Outrage
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Durable Dystopia | Frugal Fantasy | Obsolete Outrage
From An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations, 2018
Archival inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Each print edition of 10 plus 2 artist proofs
An interdisciplinary learner, writer and teacher, Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s practice takes shape within and through language. She uses everyday vernaculars and experimental poetics to consider a multitude of Black subjectivities and the relationships we craft between disputed pasts, our present conditions and contingent futures. Core to Rasheed’s work is a direct address and openness to exchange with her audiences. This commissioned edition is drawn from Rasheed’s solo exhibition work, An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations, which presents an evolving collection of alliterative word pairings developed over a multi-year process. The humorous and dystopic adages map Rasheed’s considerations of comfort, apathy, and self-congratulation in our neo-liberal present, and ask us to consider routine abuses of power.
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