Tue 12 Nov 2019, 6 pm
New York, 22nd Street
This November, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of an exhibition of recent works by Johnson that will feature paintings, sculptures, and Johnson’s newest film, ‘The Hikers,’ a ballet shot on the side of a mountain in Aspen, CO on 16 mm film. The works on view in this exhibition address the artist’s recurring themes of anxiety and escapism. Born in Chicago in 1977, Rashid Johnson has continually explored the relationships between biographic and collective narratives through themes such as art history, literature, philosophy, materiality, and critical history. His multidisciplinary practice spans sculpture, painting, drawing, filmmaking, and installation, and incorporates a diverse range of materials and objects, significant in their engagement with African-American and other African diasporic communities.