13 August – 10 October 2021
DOMINIQUE WHITE: BLACKNESS IN DEMOCRACY'S GRAVEYARD
Save the date for the opening of Marseille-based artist Dominique White’s (b. 1993, UK) first big solo exhibition in Scandinavia, Blackness in Democracy’s Graveyard, on 13 August 2021. Through sculptural interventions, White will present 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.
Dominique White (b. 1993, UK) is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London and Central Saint Martins. Recent exhibitions include Techno Worlds as produced by Goethe-Institut, Munich (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 has received awards from Artangel (UK) and the Henry Moore Foundation (UK) in 2020. White was in residency at Sagrada Mercancía (CL), Triangle France – Astérides (FR) and La Becque (CH) in 2020 and 2021.
Image: Domnique White, A haunting, a wake of sorts (2019). Photo by Wilf Speller. Courtesy VEDA Firenze, Wysing Arts Centre and the artist.