Hannah Black Untitled, 2017 Screen print on Somerset soft white 300gsm 42 x 60 cm Edition of 65
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Hannah Black’s exhibition Some Context is structured around 20,000 copies of The Situation, a book made up of transcribed, edited and censored conversations between the artist and friends about ‘the situation’. This theme is interpreted differently in each conversation. The books provide the stuffing – in shredded form – for the ‘transitional objects’ also displayed in the space, and will be shredded at the end of the exhibition.
For her new edition, Untitled (2017) Black repurposes imagery from the cover of The Situation (2017). The screen print depicts the names of Black’s collaborators who conducted conversations with the artist about ‘the situation’. Layers of names merge into one another. Two teddy bears – which are a prominent aspect of Black’s exhibition – stand on top of the graphic image. One appears to be shredding a book, while the other is walking away with one under their arm.
Hannah Black (born 1981, Manchester) lives and works in New York. Previous solo exhibitions include Small Room, mumok, Vienna; Soc or Barb, Bodega, New York (all 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). In 2017 her performance OR LIFE OR was presented at PS1 MoMA, New York. Her writing has been published in Tank, The New Inquiry, Texte zur Kunst, Artforum and frieze d/e. 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.