“A Thousand Plateaus” Exhibition

Jenkins Johnson Projects

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Curated by Hank Willis Thomas

Jenkins Johnson Projects, New York presents A Thousand Plateaus, a group exhibition curated by Hank Willis Thomas with Daphne Takahashi, featuring new works by Chris Berntsen, Camille Hoffman, Kambui Olujimi, and Patrice Renee Washington. The title draws upon the 1980 philosophical text A Thousand Plateaus by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari which examines the idea of “assemblage” - an entity that is composed of multiple component parts that are not static or fixed. With its roots in the French word agencement, “assemblage” translates narrowly to English as “arrangement”, “fitting”, or “fixing”.

This exhibition examines the ways in which these artists use collage and assemblage in order to deconstruct a fixed identity in order to discover one that is fluid with multiple functionalities. The artists in this exhibition draw upon both societal and personal history to address issues related to modality, mobility, and identity. Composed of found objects or images with symbolic and historic significance, the works in this exhibition convey the simultaneous states of becoming and unbecoming, constructing and deconstructing, liberation and confinement.

[Image: Camille Hoffman “Rockabye My Bedrock Bones” (2018) Painting tarps, tile, art shipping boxes, moving blanket, holiday table cloths, fabric, linen, corrugated cardboard, 19th century illustrated travels almanacs, frames, vinyl liners, educational posters, taco bell bag, bathing suit, army fatigues, tiki decor, Masada by Yigael Yadin, sandpaper, comb, family photo, Home Depot bag, paint samples, dimensions variable.]



from June 15, 2019 to August 23, 2019

Reception For The Artist on 2019-08-15 from 17:00 to 20:00
cocktails and conversation

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