Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Black people want/irony
2021. Color Inverted Photograph Archival Inkjet Print on Hahnemühle
Photo Rag Baryta 315gsm. 10 x 8 in.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s Black people want/irony is a
color-inverted photograph of a preparatory arrangement for her
site-specific installation Each sentence is a sponge!,
commissioned for Kissing through a Curtain (on view at MASS
MoCA through October 2021). In this body of work, Rasheed
arranges fragments of letters and words throughout galleries, to
explore translation as a politics and poetics of intimacy and
approximation, offering polyvocal and multidirectional readings
of a single sentence.