Details:

Centered around a news photograph of tennis superstars and sisters Venus and Serena Williams, "TRT" is concerned with the kinds of watching imposed on the Black body by the state, the media and society.
Framed: 38.0 x 40.0 x 1.8 in.
Edition 2 of 3

① Artwork:

TRT

Centered around a news photograph of tennis superstars and sisters Venus and Serena Williams, TRT is concerned with the kinds of watching imposed on the Black body by the state, the media and society. The work can be read as a critique of surveillance in the form of the press or in the more overt forms of state surveillance often experienced by prominent Black thinkers, organizers and celebrities. The embrace of the Williams sisters, however, acts as a stand-in for our potential unity in the face of those infringements.

Specs:

38.6 inches
36.8 inches
with frame
40 inches
38 inches

③ Artist:

Jibade-Khalil Huffman

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.

④ Additional:

Exhibitions

New York, Magenta Plains, Total Running Time, 2020

Installation view, Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Total Running Time, Magenta Plains, New York, 2020.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman:
TRT, 2020
Archival inkjet print
36.8 × 38.6 inches /
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