Blum and Poe, Los Angeles // September 02, 2023 – October 14, 2023
Obvioulsy the fall exhibition season will be in full swing in a few weeks time, and one the shows we will have an eye out for is our good friend Umar Rashid’s Kagetora’s dream in the time of Sakoku. (Reds and Blues). Part 1 taking place at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. As Rashid is a meticulous researcher, placing emphasis on alternative histories that are also based on the facts of a given time period he is working on, this show “Loosely following the happenings of Japan’s Sakoku isolationist period, this story charts the adventures of the fictitious Order of the Kirin across Japan and beyond.
As the gallery notes, “Through his research-based practice, Rashid asserts that the canons of history are manipulated mechanisms for maintaining systems of power. Rashid deploys humor to conjure and critique fictional narratives that coexist in different locales across the globe during the Colonial Era.” We can’t wait for this one.
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