Hales is excited to announce the inclusion of Rotimi Fani Kayode in the group show, Living with Ghosts at Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University.
Living With Ghosts initiates an exploration into the ways the unresolved traumas of Africa's colonial past and its unfulfilled project of decolonisation continue to haunt its present. It concerns itself with the ghosts, spirits, and phantoms that abound in the modern calamities of African postcolonial history. These are the apparitions, the unseen but deeply felt forces - thus at once visible and invisible, material and immaterial - that continually disturb individual and collective relations within the African postcolony and throughout its diaspora, leaving behind melancholic traces in subjectivities, landscapes, architecture, and archival materials.
Conceiving of this notion of "hauntology" along several axes, from the spatial and the temporal, to the psychological and the spiritual, Living With Ghosts centres contemporary art practice in considerations of the spectral given the phenomenon's crucial yet ambiguous relation to aesthetic categories of presence and absence.
Rotimi Fani Kayode
Living with Ghosts
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Lenfest Center of the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York City
26 March - 9 April 2022
Learn more here.