Laid to Rest
Materials: 3-channel video installation in loop
Collection: Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, and Koplin Del Rio, CA.
In a mausoleum-like construction, we see the video installation Laid to Rest (1998). The work presents animated montages, mainly of stereotypical images of ‘black’ behaviour, including figures involved in fragmentary, random acts of violence like robberies and drive-by shootings. At the bottem is a doll laid out in a coffin surrounded by funeral wreaths. The cubicle is closed-off, and thus the projected images may only be seen by peeking through small holes in the wall. The crypt-like space and darkness give the feeling of a memorial.
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Kerry James Marshall – Pa...
03 October 2013 - 02 February 2014.
Kerry James Marshall (°1955, Birmingham, Alabama) is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of his generation. His work reflects his
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The idea of commemoration has recurred throughout Marshall’s career, whether it be personal commemoration or collective commemoration. In the