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Rashid Johnson @ Hauser & Wirth


© The Artist

Courtesy of
Hauser & Wirth

Installation views,
Martin Parsekian


September 19, 2016

2-TIMES · Art
Rashid Johnson,
Fly Away’ @
Hauser & Wirth


1977, Chicago. 

‘Fly Away’: 
Takes its name
from the hymn
written in 1929
by Albert E. Brumley. 

As a kid I remember
thinking that if you
could actually live in
a place with palm
trees, if you could
get away from the
city and the cold,
that meant you’d
definitely made it.

The exhibition reveals
Johnson pondering
themes of history,
yearning and escape, 
while intensifying
his longstanding
investigation into the
relationship between
art, society, and
personal identity. 

New series presented: 
· Escape Collages 
· Anxious Audiences
· Falling Men 

Johnson enlisted
New York-based
classically trained
pianist / producer
Antoine Baldwin
(Audio BLK)
will be performing
original jazz compositions
on an upright piano
situated at the center
of the artist's African-
inspired installation

On view at: 
Hauser & Wirth 

511 West 18th Street,
New York 10011,
United States. 

October 22, 2016.