Noah Emanuel Morrison at Vent Space

Vent Space projektiruum, Vabaduse väljak 6/8

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On Tuesday October 17th at 18:00, Noah Emanuel Morrison opens his first solo exhibition NNNNNNNNNNNN at Vent Space, Vabaduse väljak 6/8.

The exhibition is a part of Tallinn Photomonth’s satellite program.

Within this ongoing, site-specific body of work, he considers how and where racist language becomes camouflaged within the city. The exhibition draws attention to the contemporary phenomenon of the NGR/S/Z series of graffiti, present throughout Tallinn. Walking around as a Black, queer-identified individual, he has been deeply disturbed by these. Reactive and self-reflective, the exhibition veers from research-informed to quotidian in its interventions into Tallinn’s racialized public space.

The show’s central sculpture, Substrate, is a chimera of a fence in Tallinn, on which an early 1990’s graffiti, Neegrid Eestist Välja, was written. Amid the global fascist turn, the piece reflects on the stakes of reaction within the graffiti’s wake.

He will show documentation of his 2022 public performance, Harm’s Way, in which he recites an autobiographical narrative from his time in Tallinn at three sites of the NGR graffiti around his home. At the third of these sites, he attempts to interpret the graffiti’s meaning.

These pieces are accompanied by diaristic and self-reflective analogue image series and video works.

It will be open 12-19 every day through October 24th.

Noah Emanuel Morrison (b. 1995) is a lens-based artist from New York City, currently enrolled in the Masters of Contemporary Art program at the Estonian Academy of Arts and the Masters of Photography program at Aalto University. His practice centers on identity, belonging, and the construction of desire.

Graphic Design: Shubham Aggarwal
Project Assistant: Elias Kuulmann
Supported by: The Cultural Endowment of Estonia

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Posted by Andres Lõo

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