Walk into one of New York-based artist Azikiwe Mohammed’s (previously covered here) installations and you’ll feel a surge of collective emotion. Part performance, part installation, Mohammed’s work relies on the pooled efforts of many, many people. Utilizing both found and created objects, Mohammed engulfs the room in cultural artifacts that are at their core, part of the shared Black experience. Generously inviting viewers to take part in his practice, Mohammed seeks to create a safe space, one that is free of the all-too-real experience for most Black and Brown Americans. Working at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, Mohammed’s studio serves as a sort of reliquary for all his past projects. Shelved high and low with figurines, toys, combs, tools and neon, his studio…

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