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Esmaa Mohamoud: Let Them Consume Me In The Light


Allana Clark: I Feel Everything

Let Them Consume Me In The Light is a solo exhibition of new works by internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Esmaa Mohamoud, examines what Mohamoud calls “Black body politics”—a web of interconnected personal, social, economic, and historical factors that shape how Blackness is perceived by Black people and nonBlack people alike. The title alludes to the inevitability that Black cultural products and their creators will be exploited by majoritarian society. “They’re already gonna consume us, it might as well be out in the open,” Mohamoud says.

I Feel Everything is an exhibition of new sculptural paintings by Trinidadian- American artist Allana Clarke made from 30-second hair bonding glue, a material that has become signature to her practice. This is Clarke’s first solo exhibition to focus exclusively on this series of works, I Feel Everything is an aesthetic treatise on the poetics of black space—and Black space.

Make a reservation at one of the thousand or so restaurants in Fulton Market for before or after the reception, or head to Kaiser Tiger for lowkey, gastropub vibes.

April 14, 2023 19:00
April 14, 2023 21:00
Kavi Gupta Gallery, 835 W Washington Blvd floors 1-3, Chicago, IL 60607
Opening Receptions at Kavi Gupta Gallery


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