revenge body politics (the repo man sings for you, the speaking implement reads for filth)

September 20–October 14, 2018

Exhibition opening: Friday, September 21, 6-8pm
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Artist talk with Devin Kenny: Sunday, September 23, 4pm
Ludlow 38, 38 Ludlow Street

 

 Devin Kenny, too much to ignore, (video still) 2018
Devin Kenny, too much to ignore, (video still) 2018

Devin Kenny’s new multimedia exhibition looks at confrontations of art and law, revolving around the intersection of Blackness with an assumed criminality. It directs its investigation toward the use of law and legal apparatuses to oppress, exemplified in extrajudicial killing, undue incarceration, and other injustices. Considered through the lens of what Orlando Patterson terms ‘social death’, Kenny’s exhibition explores affective spaces created by this state of being and cultural forms that accompany it: from police challenge coins, to street fashion, music and more.