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Sep 15
African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freed...

African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freed...

Presented by Fisk University - The Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University - Carl Van Vechten Gallery

African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road is a solo exhibition of works by Jonathan Calm. Jonathan Calm is a visual artist and assistant professor in Photography at the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. His interests include urban architecture and housing, and he is currently developing new work around the representation of African-American automobility, featuring performance, reenactment and portraiture to evoke the tension between moving and still images and bodies.

For this exhibit, Jonathan Calm has created large murals of black-and-white photographs that capture both urban and rural landscapes in different areas of the country. These images provide a backdrop from which performers emerge at regular intervals to act out and deliver monologues relating to the origin of the photographs. Through their performance, they transform the pictures into historical documents that literally “come alive” and become oral history— highlighting how history can be performed at will. 45 images—grouped in grids of nine— memorialize a small selection of individuals of color who lost their lives when stopped for “driving while black” by depicting the locations where they were “targeted.” Reaching back to the Rodney King beating in the early 1990s, Calm seeks to pay sobering homage to the more and less known names claimed by an ongoing cycle of victimization that provokes newsworthy outrage one moment and recedes into mainstream media oblivion the next. Through a series of self-portraits, he contemplates his own experience in the space constituted by the dangerous freedom of the open road.

Image credit: Jonathan Calm. Lorraine Motel I, 2017. Silver gelatin; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and LMAK Projects, New York. © Jonathan Calm.

African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road is in collaboration with Stanford Art Gallery.

Source: Submitted

Admission Info

$10/Ticket
$6/Seniors and Groups of 10+
$5/Students
FREE Admission/Ages 18 and Under

Phone: (615) 329-8720

Email: galleries@fisk.edu

Dates & Times

2018/04/13 - 2018/09/15

  • May 26, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 28, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Mon)
  • May 29, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • May 30, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
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  • Aug 27, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 28, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • Aug 29, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 30, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 31, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 1, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Mon)
  • Sep 4, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • Sep 5, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 6, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 7, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
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  • Sep 10, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Mon)
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  • Sep 12, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 13, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 14, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 15, 2018 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
Location Info

Fisk University - Carl Van Vechten Gallery

1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208