Unusability Might be Assumed Unless there are Signs Indicating Otherwise
Exhibition: 27/03 ‒ 25/07/2021
Ramaya Tegegne’s exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart centers around the artist’s experiential research into the conflicting role art institutions maintain when they promote claims to anti-racism while actively engaging in the management of racial inequalities. It is this violent disconnect between a declarative politics and lived political realities that Tegegne recognizes as being particularly pervasive in the arts sector. This disconnect is amplified today by a social uprising that extends from the racial equity demands of individual access and representation to transforming race relations at the systemic level of shared policy and institutional governance. While considering the extent to which racially specific elision and dispossession continue to define the operative structures of art institutions, Tegegne’s exhibition focuses on modes of direct address and confrontational action that respond to these deeply entrenched ongoing historical conditions.
Ramaya Tegegne | Solo show - Unusability Might be Assumed Unless there are Signs Indicating Otherwise | Künstlerhaus Stuttgart | Germany
April 24, 2021