New York native AZIKIWE MOHAMMED has been making art for over a decade. His multidisciplinary practicewhich merges painting, photography, sculpture, performance, and found ephemeraprioritizes, at its core, the experiences, needs, and subjectivity of people of color in America. On the heels of his first institutional solo show at Knockdown Center in Queens this past fall, Mohammed spoke to visionary writer, poet, and playwright CLAUDIA RANKINE about his ongoing project Jimmy’s Thrift of New Davonhaime, reimagining historical incongruities, and making art that is fundamentally participatory.
CLAUDIA RANKINE: It’s such amazing work you’re doingnot just making art, but creating experiences for people to reimagine.
AZIKIWE MOHAMMED: It’s easier for me when I construct a circumstance in which people can tell me that I’m wrong. If I’m wrong, and it’s in real
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