Lehmann Maupin just launched a digital walkthrough of its latest exhibition in Hong Kong called “Power Wall.” The presentation features progressive, mixed media works by South African artist Robin Rhode and Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward. The show aims to shed light on how each artist uses the physical wall as a surface for their individual, creative expression.
Ward is widely-known for his sprawling wall installations comprised of found shoelaces that feature politically-charged text and subjects when viewed from afar. Rhode, on the other hand, spearheads a performative approach with his dynamic works on physical spaces. Like Ward, the artist utilizes non-traditional materials such as soap to create figurative-meets-abstract compositions that evoke solidarity.
In other standout exhibitions, STEMS Gallery is showing Jane Dickson’s nostalgic paintings as part of a new show called “Lucky Food.”
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“We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers. Our power is in our ability to make things unworkable. All we have is bodies. We need to tuck them, tuck them, tuck them, in places so that the wheels don’t turn.” — Bayard Rustin Born on this day in 1912, #BayardRustin was an influential leader in American social movements for civil rights, socialism, and gay rights. In his lifetime, Rustin organized numerous marches on Washington, supported the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr., and served on humanitarian missions to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Haiti. In 2013, President Obama posthumously awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In this piece made of shoelaces, artist Nari Ward pays homage to one of Rustin’s most famous quotes on nonviolence. — Photo by Max Yawney #NariWard #BayardRustin #LehmannMaupin