Rashid Johnson: Stranger

  • Mar 12, 2018
  • Video: Jeremy Zalben

Rashid Johnson employs a wide range of materials and images to explore themes of art history, literature, philosophy, and personal and cultural identity. His exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset unfolds throughout the entire gallery, with a combination of painting, sculpture, installation, and drawing, all completed during his two-month long residency in Somerset.

On view from 27 May – 10 September 2017, ‘Stranger’ takes its title from an essay by James Baldwin, ‘Stranger in the Village’. Originally published in Harper’s Magazine in 1953, it is the account of Baldwin’s experiences as a young African-American man, living in a small village in Switzerland.