Welcome to an artist talk with artist Rashid Johnson and curator Hendrik Folkerts. In the conversation, Johnson speaks about his relationship to abstraction and its potential as a political practice or a personal appeal. For example, in his “Bruise” and “God” painting series, his use of certain abstract marks and symbols evoke a spiritual and psychological journey.
Johnson’s monumental installation “Home” was created especially for the exhibition, like many other works in the presentation. The work is an abstract self-portrait that uses shea butter sculptures, books and plants to give shape to black intellectual and cultural histories.
In the exhibition “Seven Rooms and a Garden” the abstract gesture also manifests through subtle interventions such as rearranging Moderna Museet’s architecture and introducing images, sounds, and scenographies that reformulate our experience of art and the museum.
The ticket includes a preview of the exhibition after the artist talk.
Seven Rooms and a Garden
In “Seven Rooms and a Garden: Rashid Johnson and The Moderna Museet Collection”, the work of American artist and filmmaker Rashid Johnson …
Rashid Johnson and The Moderna Museet Collection
Biography Rashid Johnson
Rashid Johnson (b. 1977 in Chicago) is among an influential cadre of contemporary American artists whose work employs a wide range of media to explore …