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Ace Hotel New York is proud to present a new collection of works by artist Shani Jamila. Music curated by DJ Monday Blue.
Artist Shani Jamila’s collages, paintings and soundscapes explore family, lineage and identity.
The collages utilize her archive of photo essays created over the course of her travels to nearly fifty countries as source material. They interrogate how the idea of home is constructed and the surrealist nature of our political reality. As Jamila encounters people and places through her camera lens, moments of recognition or solidarity emerge which are reorganized and re-purposed through collage, simultaneously revealing and obscuring identity and familiarity.
Her paintings, made solely with the artist’s fingerprints, began as a creative mapping of her personal family records. Jamila is in the seventh generation on both sides of her lineage. The content of the work, and its color palette, are drawn from enormous genealogical charts produced by her grandmother.
While the materials vary, there is a constant refrain in Jamila’s work of who she is, where she comes from and how she interacts with the world, whether via the camera, the photograph’s transformation to collage or the meditative repetition of pressing her fingertips to paint and canvas. With Seven, she invites us into an immersive installation to experience how the work is woven together.
The exhibition will be on view March 7th – March 31st.