Published 30 July 2022 in News
We are delighted to announce that, alongside Jabu Arnell, Halima Haruna, Nadia Huggins, Taiye Idahor, Nyakallo Maleke, Wycliffe Mundopa, Kamwangi Njue and Ladan Osman, Mona Taha is showing at Jenkins Johnson Projects in NYC. The group exhibition Echo is curated by Moses Serubiri.
Mona Taha, 2022, Now What, Charcoal and ink on paper, Courtesy of Afriart Gallery
The curatorial and thematic of the exhibition Echo is based on the story of Narcissus and Echo in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The exhibition takes this story as a starting point in order to respond to the idea of sound and listening in particular as a way of learning that is overshadowed by the discourse on ego and mastery. The exhibition foregrounds acts such as loitering, hearing, listening, and feeling. In this way, the exhibition views art as a journey, and a process of learning and un/learning, within which ideas of subjectivity are constantly remodeled rather than static. The emphasis here is on the delay, rather than the accuracy or veracity of the message.
Exhibition dates: 30th July - 27th August 2022
Jenkins Johnson Projects, 207 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11225