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How To Suffer Politely (And Other Etiquette)

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

  • Location : Transmission Gallery
  • Date : Wednesday, 21 December - Wednesday, 15 February
  • Time : 24/7
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Presented on the windows of Transmission is How To Suffer Politely (And Other Etiquette) a large-scale public work by Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed. 

 

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985, East Palo Alto, CA) is an artist, researcher, and educator. A 2006 Amy Biehl U.S. Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, Rasheed holds an Ed.M in Secondary Education from Stanford University as well as a BA in Public Policy and Africana Studies from Pomona College.

 


Press Release

Transmission is pleased to announce the presentation of a large-scale public work by Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed. 

Installation of this work follows on from Video Show which presented three archives and a range of curated screenings broadly exploring multiple systemic oppressions and tackling injustices. More specifically, events initiated dialogues around the multilayered complexities of the Middle East; the representation of gender and sexuality; overlooked histories; militant curation and the collectivisation, archiving and distribution of radical histories and their implication for present practices.

Hoping to sustain these dialogues while introducing further conversations through directed and responsible programming; taking us into 2017 is Rasheed's, How To Suffer Politely (And Other Etiquette). Informed by the structure and satire of etiquette guides, Rasheed explores how the policing of suffering, anger and responses to trauma and racialised violence are utilised as tools to maintain social order and oppressive systems.

Outward facing and covering the windows of Transmission, How To Suffer Politely (And Other Etiquette), examines the performance of the ‘angelic negro’ who must display restraint and repress anger in the face of racialised violence and routinised Black death; so as not to make others uncomfortable. This series of digital prints highlights the scripts which render the confrontation of the nuances of oppression ‘impolite’.

This is the first time the work will be shown in the UK and it’s refutation of respectability is just as relevant to this new context, given Britain’s own history of violence, disproportionate rates of Black death in police custody and spike in hate crimes following Brexit.

 

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985, East Palo Alto, CA) is an artist, researcher, and educator. A 2006 Amy Biehl U.S. Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, Rasheed holds an Ed.M in Secondary Education from Stanford University as well as a BA in Public Policy and Africana Studies from Pomona College.

She has exhibited her work at Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Weeksville Heritage Museum, Vox Populi Gallery, Project Row Houses, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Selected residencies, fellowships and honors include: Keyholder Residency at Lower East Side Print Studio, Triple Canopy Commission at NYPL Labs, Artadia Grant, A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, Queens Museum Jerome Fellowship, Process Space LMCC Residency, Art Matters Grant, Rema Hort Mann Grant, Working Classroom Teaching Artist Residency, The Laundromat Project Fellowship, Center for Photography at Woodstock Residency, etc. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Art 21, Wall Street Journal, ArtSlant, and Hyperallergic. Rasheed has spoken at SVA, Parsons, The New School, NYU, Columbia University, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, MoCADA, Schomburg Center, the Weeksville Heritage Center, and Interference Archive. Her writing has been published in The New Inquiry, Gawker, The Guardian, and Creative Time Reports.