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 began on November 29th, when Shani spoke about storytelling in photography with:
- Teju Cole, Writer, Art Historian and Photography Critic, New York Times Magazine
- Laura Raicovich, President and Executive Director of the Queens Museum and
- Larry Ossei-Mensah, Curator and Co-Founder of ARTNOIR
Photo Credit: Christopher Anderson (Teju Cole), Kris Graves (Larry Ossei-Mensah), Alaric Campbell (Shani Jamila) and Michael Angelo (Laura Raicovich
It continued on December 15th, when Portals: A Solo Exhibition by Shani Jamila presented One World: Art + Literature.
Photo Credit: Shaniqwa Jarvis for the New York Times (Chris Jackson), Derek Blanks (Shani Jamila)
On January 19th, we held a lunchtime discussion on Reframing the Image: Art as a Tool for Social Justice. Shani was joined by Brendan Wattenberg, Managing Editor of Aperture Magazine and Elizabeth Mendez Berry, Director of Voice, Creativity and Culture at the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit art.urbanjustice.org.