Opening: Thursday 14 September 2017, 6:30 -8:30pm
Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission by the artist and writer Hannah Black. Working across video, sculpture, writing and performance, Black draws on communist, feminist and black radical theory, pop music and autobiographical fragments. Her work has recently explored the use of analogy in biology, the dissonances between biomedical and political understandings of trauma, and the political image of the ‘new dawn’. In general she is drawn to the interesting and sometimes painful gaps between practices and theories of subjectivity. The exhibition will be her first solo exhibition in a UK institution.
Hannah Black (born in Manchester) lives and works in Berlin and New York. Previous solo exhibitions include Small Room, mumok, Vienna; Soc or Barb, Bodega, New York (both 2017) and Not You, Arcadia Missa, London (2015). Selected group exhibitions include In The Flesh (Part Two), Gallery Diet, Miami; and Welt Am Draht, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (both 2016); The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Yarat Contemporary Art Centre, Baku; and Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam, (both 2015). Her writing has been published in Tank, The New Inquiry, Texte zur Kunst, Art Forum and Frieze (DE). Her book Dark Pool Party (Dominica/Arcadia Missa) was published in 2016 and Life (Walther König/mumok), written in collaboration with Juliana Huxtable, was published in 2017.
Hannah Black’s exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery is supported by Fabiana Marenghi Vaselli Bond and The Elephant Trust.
With additional support from the Hannah Black Supporters Circle.
Chisenhale Gallery’s Commissions Programme 2017-19 is supported by the LUMA Foundation.
Chisenhale Gallery’s Curatorial Trainee Programme 2016-18 is supported by Sirine and Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh.
Chisenhale Gallery’s Talks & Events Programme 2017 is supported by Helen Thorpe.
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