MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged:’ Rashid Johnson Exhibit At The Cleveland Museum Of Art!

CONCEPTUAL POST BLACK ARTIST RASHID JOHNSON

Cleveland Museum Of Art, Posted April 1st 2022

Rashid Johnson

Private Collection 1.2021

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Rashid Johnson has used black soap throughout his career to allude to the idea that skin color cannot be washed away.

Description

Rashid Johnson draws on a wide range of media and art historical traditions to explore the lived experiences of Black men in America. The pieces are a series that began as an exploration of the artist’s own anxieties and evolved to express the experiences of young Black men during a period marked by police violence and mass incarceration. In the artist’s words, “I…realiz[ed] that my anxiety was not mine exclusively.”

‘STANDING BROKEN MEN’ RASHID JOHNSON 2021

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Collection:  CONTEMP – Installation Media

Department:  Contemporary Art

Type of artwork:  Mixed Media

Medium:  Ceramic, tile, spray enamel, black soap, wax

Credit line:  Private Collection

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