Launch of Michel Obultra 2: Kameelah Janan Rasheed
About this event
Please join us for a reading to launch the second issue of Michel Obultra, a portfolio of silkscreen works by Kameelah Janan Rasheed. This event is organized as part of Collective Question's residency at Wendy's Subway.
In this portfolio, Rasheed works against the anxiety to perform the self in public, to make one’s interiority and subjectivity available, and to be visible in a social arena and the cultural sphere of the art world, in particular, that privileges self-presentation, personal disclosure, and networked participation over privacy. These works speak of a nuanced refusal to participate in these exhausting rituals. Instead, time is wrested from the present and its accelerated pace and placed in reserve, for the present and the future.
More information on the portfolio here.
About the artist
Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985, East Palo Alto, CA) is a learner and interdisciplinary artist who seeks to make her thinking (somewhat) visible through an ecosystem of iterative and provisional projects and experiments. This includes sprawling xerox-based “architecturally-scaled collages” (Frieze Magazine, Winter 2018), publications, large-scale text banner installations, digital archives, lecture performances, library interventions, stand up comedy, and other forms yet to be determined. With an interest in experimental poetry, intertextuality, literacy, archiving, knowledge production, and ecology, her practice explores the processes of mistranslation/misreading/mispronunciation, modes of learning/unlearning, contingency, and the instability of meaning.
Éditions Michel Obultra is a publisher of artist editions and other objects.