Kameelah Janan Rasheed – in the coherence, we weep
| KW - Institute for Contemporary Art
Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research 2022
Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Untitled, 2023, Digital scan of the back of a found photograph, 12,7 cm x 12,7 cm. Courtesy Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s photographic archive of Black American vernacular images.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed (born 1985, East Palo Alto, CA, USA) is the 2022 recipient of the Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research.
In their work, Rasheed focuses on the materiality and legibility of text, writing and language as well as the potential of intermedial translation. They search for methods that allow us to grasp meanings anew and explore the question of how we read and how we ourselves want to be read and understood.
To this end, Rasheed deconstructs and reconstructs the meaning of literary and scientific texts by experimenting, for example, with factors such as syntax and punctuation, but also with the connotation and size of individual words. By constantly reworking text, they bridge the gap between politics and poetry in order to explore inherent complexities and shifts in meaning in language and reveal its scope of possibility.
The presentation of Rasheed’s artistic work at KW Institute for Contemporary Art is their first major institutional solo exhibition in Berlin. Both the exhibition and its accompanying publication interlace with Rasheed’s methodology, which explores indexical space, revision through annotation, as well as its blurring and layering of knowledge and learning. The publication in the coherence, we weep will be co-published with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.
Curator: Sofie Krogh Christensen
Curatorial Assistant: Linda Franken
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