Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Kamau Ware

Text-based painting on wood and walking tours
Courtesy of the artist
Commissioned by No Longer Empty

Playing off a variety of artistic strategies represented in the exhibition, the painting in tandem with a series of upcoming walking tours entitled TRUTH = PROCESS, explore the concept of truth as a creative process. Ware is a visual storyteller and founder of Black Gotham Experience, an expansive and interactive storytelling project that locates and celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City through historical research, creative mixers, graphic novels and walking tours. Using devices that engage the body in participatory fact-finding procedures, TRUTH = PROCESS unpacks how meaning—and truth itself—is ultimately an imaginative process that can be agitated and manipulated, but never quite secured.