- CUAG Downtown
Open Space Lab 03: Kambui Olujimi
November 29 - December 4, 2017
Kambui Olujimi’s interdisciplinary work challenges established modes of thinking through sculpture, installation, photography, writing, video and performance.
For OSL 03, the internationally renowned Brooklyn artist Kambui Olujimi will be working at CUAG on a new performance/animation project based on Wayward North—a 2010 commission for Art in General in New York.
Wayward North was comprised of twelve embroidered celestial star maps, sculptures, photographs and drawings that work in tandem with the mythical narrative of the same name. The installation blended real places and events with the imagined to create a mythical world capable of reflecting the hopes and fears of the current moment
While at CUAG, Olujimi will collaborate with diverse local actors, filming their actions and movements as the basis for his animation.
Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and received his MFA from Columbia University. He has exhibited his work worldwide.
CUAG’s Open Space Lab (OSL) turns the empty gallery into a space for research, creation and collaboration. OSL offers artists whose work is performance-based and multi-disciplinary the space to develop and initiate dialogue surrounding art and ideas.
Artists in the exhibition
OSL is generously supported by the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts and an Ontario Arts Council Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects grant.