T.T. Davis Park by Azikiwe Mohammed
Thursday 17 Jan – Wednesday 13 Mar, 2019
T.T. Davis Park creates a place to breathe in an immersive environment replicating public outdoor space, complete with lights, flowers, and projections.
#immersive #light-sculpture #wall-hanging #sound-art #mixed-media #design
Located in Skybridge Project Space
Public space is oft a luxury, but in a city circumstance always a necessity. Finding the space for the ideas demanded of us here to breathe and occasionally take a back seat to the less looked after needs of leisure can be difficult at best impossible at most common. Many times good public spaces that speak to the needs of the community are relegated to neighborhoods of a higher tax bracket. T.T. Davis Park (Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner and Angela Davis, respectively) aims to look at what some of those needs are. What are the people that are visiting the park leaving outside on the concrete? What has their day been like thus far and what does it look like going forward?
Azikiwe Mohammed graduated from Bard College in 2005 where he studied photography and fine arts. Since then he has shown these things in galleries both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he received the Art Matters Grant, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant. He is an alumnus of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York, and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. His work has been featured extensively in the media, including VICE, I-D Magazine, Artforum, BOMB Magazine, and Hyperallergic. Mohammed has presented a number of solo exhibitions including The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY; Long Gallery, Harlem, NY; The Ace Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL; Rush Arts, NY; as well as multiple solo offerings at Spring Break Art Fair. He has participated in group exhibitions at MoMa PS1, Queens, NY; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and the Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY among others. He lives in New York and currently has his studio at Mana Contemporary as part of their mana BSMT program.