Opening: Thursday, October 18th, 6-8 pm
October 18 - November 24, 2018
The people of [__________] disbanded from colonized countries in the early 1800s mostly of African, Asian and Indigenous descent . They identify as [__________]. The national language is [__________] consisting of a mixture of English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, Indigenous and West African languages.
[__________] is almost impossible to speak or read if you are not a Native speaker. The [__________] are private people. Very few non [__________] have visited and many [__________] return to [__________] if they choose to leave. The Hergott doll is a traditional doll made by a child's aunt or aunts by hand. The colors chosen by the women represent what they want for the child.
Two headed dolls usually means twins or are given at special ceremonies to bond two people.
The doll is given to the child on their day of birth to help guide the child throughout life. When death occurs the person is usually buried with the doll or it is kept in a family's member home.
Little is known about the people of [__________].
Working across disciplines, but with a concentration in sculpture and video, Diamond Stingily (b. 1990, Chicago; lives/works in Brooklyn) uses ready-made materials, such as wood doors, chains, and synthetic hair, to create works that reflect on systemic racial injustice in the United States and her personal experiences. This is her first solo exhibition in Europe. Recent solo shows include: Life in My Pocket, ICA Miami (2018); Surveillance, Ramiken Crucible, Los Angeles (2017); Elephant Memory, Ramiken Crucible, New York (2016); Kaas, Queer Thoughts, New York (2015). Recent group exhibitions include: Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, Americas Society, New York (2018); Kathy Acker: Who Wants To Be Human All The Time, Performance Space, New York (2018); Vom Handeln, Halle Für Kunst, Lüneberg (2018); 2018 Triennial: Songs of Sabotage, The New Museum, New York (2018); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York (2017); Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2017). She will have solo exhibitions at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco and Queer Thoughts, New York in 2019.