London

London

Cameron Rowland

ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
The Mall
January 29–April 12, 2020

Curated by Richard Birkett

Cameron Rowland turns a materialist and gimlet eye on racism’s bottom line, focusing on the quotidian economics that turn people into speculative financial instruments. For his still-under-wraps first institutional solo exhibition in the UK, Rowland will employ all of the ICA’s galleries to develop his specific approach, one that adapts the circumspect aesthetics of Conceptualism into a systemic examination of anti-black violence as literally “part of the furniture” of American life. His ready-made objects, commodities manufactured by prisoners or seized by the police, lay bare systems, but they also congeal value in motion—except here, value in motion is both a picture of negation (for instance, of dignity and humanity) and a negation of the structures that enshrine these works as salable goods.