Day 22: Rashid Johnson
“Black science” is an ideal description for Rashid Johnson’s absorbing photography, sculptures, conceptual, and video works that investigate the worlds of science fiction, divination, black American history, and hip-hop culture, as well as personal memories.
Watch “Rashid Johnson: Makes Things to Put Things On,” a web episode from New York Close Up/Art21, as he explains the physical and philosophical nature of his “The Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club” installation. Then take this quiz regarding the jazz LP artwork included in this work.
30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.
Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.