28.9. – 5.11.2023
And Still I Rise
- ICAT, AtelierHaus der HFBK Hamburg
With paintings, drawings, film and performance, the solo exhibition And Still I Rise presents the multifaceted work of the American artist Rajkamal Kahlon to the art audience in Hamburg for the first time. For over 20 years, Kahlon, who has been professor of painting at the HFBK Hamburg since 2021, has been interested in the connections between aesthetics and power, which are organized primarily through violence across historical and geographical borders. She examines ongoing consequences of colonial and ethnographic narratives. Kahlon's works have their starting point in historical photographs, books and archival materials, which she subjects to a process of disruption and transformation. The artist encounters the classifying and stereotyping representations that turn people into nameless, powerless and marginalized projection surfaces with beauty, humor and sensuality. With her artistic practice, Kahlon, who understands drawing and painting as a form of care work, resists this violent anonymization and attempts to restore humanity and individuality.
Curated by Rajkamal Kahlon and Sjusanna Eremjan.
04. and 18. October 2023, 6 pm
Öffentliche Führungen mit Sjusanna Eremjan
16. - 20. October 2023, 10 am -6 pm, Aula Vorhalle
List of Deaths, Ongoing Performance
03. November 2023, 7 pm
Painting as Care –On the decolonial work on memory, Aula
Panel discussion with Prof. Rajkamal Kahlon, Femi Johnson (guest lecturer HFBK Hamburg), among others, moderated by Prof. Dr. María do Mar Castro Varela (Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin)