Teju Cole

Black Paper

BKLYN Studio at City Point

445 Albee Square West

Brooklyn, NY 11201

$25, $15

Teju Cole delivers a powerful immersive experience within a continuously evolving exhibition of his own photographs and videos, accompanied by a score of field recordings and incisive texts, all presented harmoniously as one artwork. The mosaic presentation is an intuitional multimedia response to the 2016 elections, addressing deeply buried emotions, haunted spaces, dreams and premonitions, and shadows and darkness. The Nigerian-American artist and writer’s essay collection, Known and Strange Things, 2016, is the only book to have been shortlisted for two PEN Awards in the same year, and was named a book of the year by the Guardian, the Financial Times, and Time. His photographs have been exhibited and published worldwide, including a solo exhibition at Fondazione Forma per la fotografia in Milan in 2016 and at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York in 2017, accompanied by his most recent book, Blind Spot, a genre-crossing work of photography and texts. He writes the monthly column “On Photography” for the New York Times Magazine. In 2016, the column was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

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Image credit: Teju Cole, Black Paper, 2017. Photos © Paula Court


Curated by Adrienne Edwards. Co-presented by BKLYN STUDIOS with support from the Ford Foundation and Performa Commissioning Fund. Co-Produced by the de Young Museum

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