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“And, while it may be a ‘capsule,’ this is not a neat container: it is an exploded, living, breathing, growing ecosystem—a subtly changing vessel, which defies static readings.”

Publication: “Rashid Johnson: Capsule.” Border Crossings 159 (May 2022).


Keywords:  art, contemporary, artist, Rashid Johnson, installation, sculpture, pots, ceramic, tropical, plants, video, lamps, light, shea butter, books, rug, memories, community, identity, African American, space, architecture, monument, structure, site, subversive, representation, inclusion, diversity, power, resistance, National Gallery of Canada, NGC, Ottawa, Canada

Image: Rashid Johnson and National Gallery of Canada