Rashid Johnson’s work explores themes of art history, literature, philosophy and personal and cultural identity. His practice embraces a broad range of media including painting, drawing, filmmaking and installation, and employs a wide variety of materials and images, including tribal masks, houseplants and shea butter, to examine issues of roots, race and identity in black America.
The Henry Moore Institute will present a major exhibition of new works by Rashid Johnson that will examine the responsibilities of objects.
His work has previously been shown at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2012), Venice Biennale (2011) and the National Portrait Gallery, London (2018).
b. 1977, Chicago
Lives and works in New York, USA
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