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 Reece Auguiste, Twilight City, 1989, 16 mm transferred to digital video, color, sound, 52 minutes.

Reece Auguiste, Twilight City, 1989, 16 mm transferred to digital video, color, sound, 52 minutes.

Grace Wales Bonner

Serpentine Galleries

 Reece Auguiste, Twilight City, 1989, 16 mm transferred to digital video, color, sound, 52 minutes.

LONDON-BASED FASHION DESIGNER Grace Wales Bonner’s show “A Time for New Dreams” operated as a mood board for her Autumn/Winter 2019 collection “Mumbo Jumbo,” unveiled during the final weeks of the exhibition. Driven by the concept of “Neo-Hoodooism,” Ishmael Reed’s name for an absorptive, spiritual, political, and aesthetic blackness that’s both indigenous and internationalist, the exhibition was framed as a “research shrine” comprising sculptural arrangements of image, text, textile, sound, and performance by a host of black artists and writers. As a curator, Wales Bonner is interested in work that situates extant mythical, spiritual, and ritual practices in the context of contemporary art. The show aimed to mobilize these traditions to produce, per the title, new contours and new worlds. These frames of reference have operated as a key to her fashion practice: Throughout her

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