New Solo Exhibition by Shani Jamila
Photography and Collage Sourced from Around the World
Art@UJC proudly presents PORTALS, a solo presentation of photographs and collages by Brooklyn based artist and traveler Shani Jamila. Curated by cultural critic and co-founder of ARTNOIR Larry Ossei-Mensah, this exhibition draws on Jamila’s years of international travel to nearly 50 countries. Utilizing the camera as a “portal,” the artist explores the connective tissue that binds humanity, while highlighting individuals and communities that often go overlooked and ignored.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events that will be free and open to the public. The programming will begin on November 29th, when Shani and Larry will be in conversation with artist and writer Teju Cole and Queens Museum president Laura Raicovich about storytelling in photography.
Photo Credit: Christopher Anderson (Teju Cole), Kris Graves (Larry Ossei-Mensah), Alaric Campbell (Shani Jamila) and Michael Angelo (Laura Raicovich)
The artist will be in conversation with:
- Teju Cole, Writer, Art Historian and Photography Critic, New York Times Magazine