Kambui Olujimi is a New York based artist whose work reflects on mythology, historic narrative, media cultures amongst many themes. These works are manifested in installation, photography, performance, tapestry, video, large sculpture, works on paper and painting. Olujimi received his MFA from Columbia University and his BA from Bard College and a BFA from Parsons School of Design. His work has shown internationally at such venues as MoMA, MASS MoCA and Museum Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Aspect/Ratio, in conjunction with Anastasia Tinari Projects, is pleased to present: RHAPSODY REFRACTED, the first solo show in Chicago from Kambui Olujimi. The exhibition focuses on the final moments of the 89th Academy Awards in which the presenters failed to announce the movie Moonlight as the winner for the Best Picture Oscar. While the mistake was eventually reconciled on stage and broadcast on international television, the moment of recognition of the film and filmmaker’s historic achievements were marred irrevocably by this unprecedented blunder.
This body of work is a proposition of time reconstituted--reimagined and reclaimed from the refracted fragments of stifled elation.
Documentation from RHAPSODY REFRACTED, 2018, co-presented with Anastasia Tinari Projects
See You, 2018, ink and graphite on paper, 30" x 24"
New Moon, 2018, ink and graphite on paper, 24" x 30"
Procession, 2018, graphite on paper, 24" x 30"
Staying Afloat, 2016, single channel HD video, 2:29 min. TRT
Flytrap, from the Killing Time series (detail), 2017, 69" x 6-" x 14", glass cast handcuffs, steel and costume jewelry (courtesy of Anastasia Tinari Projects)
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