In Performance: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste’s ‘Unmarked Car (S.L.A.B.), pt. 2’

  • Sat 8 June 2024
  • 4 pm

Please join us for a performance by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste on the occasion of ‘Jason Rhoades. DRIVE’: an exhibition that features cars as readymade works of art. Toussaint-Baptiste’s mobile sculpture is a decommissioned Ford Crown Victoria—with tinted windows and a carceral security barrier—that has been transformed from an object of surveillance and violence into a low-frequency musical instrument and amplifier of Black cultural practice. Audience members may experience the event from outside of the vehicle or in the driver’s seat. A conversation with the artist will follow.

This event is free, however, reservations are recommended.

About Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste is a New York-based artist, composer, and performer. Their work considers notions of errant relations that thrive across subjectivities. Toussaint-Baptiste was a 2017 artist in residence at Issue Project Room and received a Bessie Award in 2018 for Outstanding Music Composition and Sound Design. They are represented by Martos Gallery (New York). They presented visual and performance work at MoMA PS1 (New York); Performance Space New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Kitchen (New York); Issue Project Room (New York); the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Toussaint-Baptiste is a founding member of the performance collective Wildcat! and frequently collaborates with performers and visual artists, including Will Rawls, Yanira Castro/a canary torsi, Tiona NekkiaMcClodden, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and André M. Zachery. Toussaint-Baptiste holds an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts program.

About ‘Jason Rhoades. DRIVE’
Since 27 February, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles has dedicated an entire gallery at its Downtown LA location to a yearlong exploration of Rhoades’ art via the subject of cars and car culture. ‘Jason Rhoades. DRIVE’ will unfold over a series of thematic iterations, an ever-changing exhibition of Rhoades’ sculptures, drawings, videos and multiples—enriched by archival materials, public programs and contemporary perspectives.

Images: Courtesy the artist