The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady
Group Exhibition: Friends and Friends of Friends
The group exhibition, Friends and Friends of Friends, highlights the potential of a globally connected world through the example of a community of young artists, who advance artistic and social debates both online and offline. While social media are used to reactionaries to weaken democracy, young artists use platforms like Instagram to make the art world more democratic.
The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady is inspired by Charles Mingus' album, The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady. It focuses on womanhood within the black community and the stages an individual goes through to become a woman. The work focuses on the question, is womanhood given by society or is it something one gives to themself? This body of work is influenced by the black women and black trans women I knew during childhood.