Kapwani Kiwanga
Off-Grid
Solo exhibition
New Museum, New York
Jun 28 – Jun 10, 2022

Installed in the New Museum’s Fourth Floor gallery, the exhibition debuts a new body of work that bridges historical research with a site-specific spatial intervention. Invoking both the use of police floodlights in targeted urban areas and the early eighteenth-century New York legal codes known as “lantern laws”—ordinances that required all enslaved individuals over the age of fourteen to carry lanterns or lit candles after dark—Kiwanga’s installation continues the artist’s investigation into disciplinary architectures and complex regimes of visibility. Weaving together different layers of opacity and transparency through textile and sculpture, Off-Grid subverts the application of artificial light as a means of control.

Kapwani Kiwanga
The New York Times
'To Illuminate History, an Artist Turns Out the Lights'
By Aruna D’Souza
July 21, 2022
Annabel Daou
Strange Fire Collective
Q&A: Annabel Daou (Part II)
By Rafael Soldi
July 19, 2022
Grit Richter
Innere Sicherheit
Claudia Linzel
Die Leichtigkeit der Kunst - Podcast
Jul 8, 2022
Anna Witt
I AM ELEVATING IN ALL WAYS
Group exhibition curated by Nikolas Geier, Patrick Mahr & Franziska Blume
Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin
Jul 25 – Jul 1, 2022