13 August – 10 October 2021
DOMINIQUE WHITE: BLACKNESS IN DEMOCRACY'S GRAVEYARD
Opening: Friday 13 August, 5–8pm
Exhibition: 14 August – 10 October 2021
Blackness in Democracy’s Graveyard is Marseille-based artist Dominique White’s (b. 1993, UK) first big solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Through sculptural interventions, White presents a culmination of thoughts and research surrounding abolition of the state, afro-futurism, and the intangibility of statelessness. This new body of work draws inspiration from the global protests and riots relating to George Floyd’s death, the toppling of Confederate and Colonial statues in the UK and US in 2020, and the act of sailing under a “flag of convenience;” switching the country registration of a vessel repeatedly until sailing under no state or registration. The project as a whole will be an active rejection of authority and erasure, and a protest against the continued existence in a system that relies on the de-humanisation and instability of Blackness.
The opening hours for Blackness in Democracy’s Graveyard will change with the shifting daylight during the exhibition period. Accordingly, the opening hours will be:
14 August – 14 September: Wed–Fri, 2–5pm / Sat–Sun, 12–5pm
15 September – 10 October: Wed–Fri, 1–4pm / Sat–Sun, 11am–4pm
White is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London and Central Saint Martins. Recent exhibitions include Techno Worlds, produced by Goethe-Institut, Art Quarter Budapest (2021); Possédé·e·s at MO.CO, Montpellier (2020–21); and Boundary + Gesture at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2019). White was awarded the Roger Pailhas Prize in 2019 in conjunction with her solo show at VEDA, Florence (2019) and received awards from Artangel and the Henry Moore Foundation in 2020. White was in residency at Sagrada Mercancía (Santiago, Chile), Triangle France – Astérides (Marseille, France) and La Becque (La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland) in 2020 and 2021.
— Review in Kunstkritikk (online journal)
Bølgenes historie, Kunstkritikk, 24.08.2021
— Feature in OpenLab
OpenLab Recommends: Dominique White at UKS, OpenLab, 09.09.2021
— Review in Subjekt (online journal)
Reaktualiserer avkolonisering, Subjekt, 14.09.2021
Image: Dominique White, still from footage taken in the Mediterranean Sea in 2019. Produced with the support of INCURVA.