Kameelah Janan Rasheed

i am not done yet

Kameelah Janan Rasheed i am not done yet
5.2.
10.4.2022
Kunstverein Hannover

The Kunstverein Hannover hosts the first institutional solo exhibition by Kameelah Janan Rasheed in Germany. Rasheed is curious about knowledge: how it is created, challenged, embodied, [de]legitmized, stored, indexed, hidden, and [un]learned. Rasheed works on the page, within digital interfaces, on walls, and in public spaces to create ecosystems of iterative and provisional projects. These projects include »architecturally-scaled« xerox-based collages; large-scale public installations; publications; prints; digital archives; lecture-performances; library interventions; performance scores; poems/poetic gestures; and other forms yet to be determined.

»i am not done yet« gathers work from the last ten years of her practice and distributes it across the six rooms at the Kunstverein Hannover and outdoor public spaces. The show takes its title from Lucille Clifton’s 1974 poem i am not done yet where the poet gestures toward the poetics, politics, and pleasures of the unfinished-the unfinished sentence, the unfinished thought, the unfinished revolution, the unfinished self.

»i am not done yet« offers a body of work that considers questions of the unfinished knowledge and the imperative of ongoing learning through Black storytelling and Islamic mysticism.

An artist's book will accompany the exhibition. Together with the Master’s course in American Studies at Leibniz Universität Hannover, the Kunstverein will prepare a lecture program and a symposium. And, as has already happened several times, there will be a cooperation with the municipal cinema in Hanover in the form of a film series. Finally, a discursive framework program with a focus on black people living in Germany is being created in cooperation with the ISD (Initiative Black People in Germany).

Kameelah Janan Rasheed has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum; New Museum of Contemporary Art; MASSMoCA; Queens Museum; Bronx Museum; Studio Museum in Harlem; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; Institute of Contemporary Art – Philadelphia; Jack Shainman Gallery; Brooklyn Public Library; Brooklyn Historical Society, among others. Her work has been exhibited internationally at NOME; Transmission Gallery; Kunsthalle Wien; Bétonsalon – Centre d'art et de recherche; Contemporary Art Gallery-Vancouver; Artspace Peterborough; 2017 Venice Biennial; and National Gallery of Zimbabwe, among others.
The artist is represented by the NOME Gallery, Berlin.

Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Kameelah Janan Rasheed »all things are organized as uncertainty«, 2021
Kameelah Janan Rasheed »all things are organized as uncertainty«, 2021
Kameelah Janan Rasheed »Are We There Yet?«, 2017
Kameelah Janan Rasheed »Are We There Yet?«, 2017