Thu August 11 - Sun August 21, 2022

HORIZON/you hold my shape

HORIZON/you hold my shape is the first iteration of a large-scale video installation, performance, and sculpture series, as conceived by yétúndé olágbajú. On view at SOMArts July 31-August 21, this solo exhibition features beautifully vignetted videos, Black devotion, and ritual movement. In this in-between space of longing, Black creation, pleasure, and improvisation are woven together into an intergenerational narrative unbound by time or geography.

This exhibition includes family photographs and written words by the artist's parents. olágbajú's father is from Ilé-Ife where, according to Yoruba tradition, a Golden Chain was said to have dropped, leading to the creation of humans. By paralleling this Yoruba creation myth with their own family and self memory, the hopes and dreams of their parents, and their artistic practice, HORIZON/you hold my shape finds agency in creation and proclaims how, despite the world continuously attempting to break us, we will always find and see ourselves in each other.
HORIZON/you hold my shape is the first iteration of a large-scale video installation, performance, and sculpture series, as conceived by yétúndé olágbajú. On view at SOMArts July 31-August 21, this solo exhibition features beautifully vignetted videos, Black devotion, and ritual movement. In this in-between space of longing, Black creation, pleasure, and improvisation are woven together into an intergenerational narrative unbound by time or geography.

This exhibition includes family photographs and written words by the artist's parents. olágbajú's father is from Ilé-Ife where, according to Yoruba tradition, a Golden Chain was said to have dropped, leading to the creation of humans. By paralleling this Yoruba creation myth with their own family and self memory, the hopes and dreams of their parents, and their artistic practice, HORIZON/you hold my shape finds agency in creation and proclaims how, despite the world continuously attempting to break us, we will always find and see ourselves in each other.
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  • Thu Aug 11 (3:00 PM–5:00 PM, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM)
  • Fri Aug 12 (3:00 PM–5:00 PM, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM)
  • Sat Aug 13 (12:00 PM–2:00 PM, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM)
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