Masud Olufani’s Translocation/Transfiguration Opening Reception

January 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – January 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Hammonds House Museum

Translocation & Transfiguration explores how the social complication of ‘blackness’ in America has served as a catalyst for the creative brilliance, cultural inventiveness, and spiritual resilience characteristic of the African diaspora. The objectification, marginalization, commodification of the black body, and sustained multi-generational trauma visited upon it, necessitated a set of subversive practices and responses to insure survival. Through mixed media installations of sculpture, sound, video, photography, imagery and text, the artist investigates how tributaries of philosophical transference are manifested in the struggle of the African American community, and how modalities for survival can serve as touchstones of inspiration to a society fragmented by racism, sexism and extreme expressions of nationalism.