Picture for Paul Mooney (Everybody Wants / Nobody Wants)
Borne out of comedian Paul Mooney’s adage “Everybody wants to be a n****r, nobody wants to be a n****r,” Picture for Paul Mooney turns in on itself the conception of Black identity—or the striving for and theft of this identity. A set of hands holding a white baseball cap becomes a stand-in for a potential future not controlled by institutional force.
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Jibade-Khalil Huffman uses found archival material alongside contemporary ephemera to address slippage in memory and language, particularly when it comes to race and visibility. His installation work (often site-specific) uses video, projections, photographic light boxes and photo collages printed on layered transparencies and paper. Huffman works at the intersection of several disciplines, and he holds an MFA in both the literary arts and studio art.
Medford, MA, Tufts University Art Gallery, Now That I Can Dance, 2020
Marfa, Ballroom Marfa, The Way You Make Me Feel, 2018