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Rashid Johnson @ Hauser & Wirth

PHOTOGRAPHY /

© The Artist

Courtesy of
Hauser & Wirth

Installation views,
Martin Parsekian

CREDITS /

September 19, 2016

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

Born: 

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.
” 

Rashid's 
influences: 
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 

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

On view at: 
Hauser & Wirth 

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

Closes: 
October 22, 2016.