Jenkins Johnson Projects, New York is pleased to present Echo, an exhibition curated by Serubiri Moses, featuring works by Jabu Arnell, Halima Haruna, Nadia Huggins, Taiye Idahor, Nyakallo Maleke, Wycliffe Mundopa, Kamwangi Njue, Ladan Osman, and Mona Taha.
The curatorial and thematic of the exhibition Echo is based on the story of Narcissus and Echo in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The exhibition takes this story as a starting point in order to respond to the idea of sound and listening in particular as a way of learning that is overshadowed by the discourse on ego and mastery. The exhibition foregrounds acts such as loitering, hearing, listening, and feeling. In this way, the exhibition views art as a journey, and a process of learning and un/learning, within which ideas of subjectivity are constantly remodeled rather than static. The emphasis here is on the delay, rather than the accuracy or veracity of the message.