Nona Faustine @ Baxter St at CCNY
Nona Faustine: My Country
December 8, 2016 — January 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8 , 2016 | 6–8pm
Since 2013 Faustine has gained national and international recognition for her photographic work that plays with historical narratives haunted by the black female body. She has used self-portraiture to re-mark locations in NYC where the history of slavery is literally buried physically and psychologically. The photographic documentation of her self-made monuments which avoid conventional readings of a cohesive national history work to expose the ongoing tragic legacy of slavery. These images, however, are not only about accountability, but also about our collective relationship to history. Increasingly she appears as a new heroic figure who is her sex, who is her race — and yet universal, who is more than the sum of her subjective parts.
Baxter St at the Camera Club of NY, 126 Baxter Street, New York, NY 10013
Originally published at F-Stop Magazine.