Sep 04, 2019-Nov 15, 2019
MoAD Emerging Artists presents DeShawn Dumas
Against the End of History, a solo exhibition by DeShawn Dumas presents painting, video, and the artist’s self-described ballistic monochromes, in a multimedia installation that situates the sacred within the political.
In this exhibition, Dumas counters the assertion of liberal democracy as the final form of human government and defender of human dignity as established by American political scientist Francis Fukuyama in his 1989 essay “The End of History?”.
Dumas deploys the visual languages of abstraction and minimalism to explore the psychic and historical afterlives of slavery, the increasing cultural predominance of militarized policing and the ecological catastrophe of climate change. Inhabiting the terrors of a past, not yet past, Against the End of History offers a space to contemplate the struggle for future(s) worth living.