Explore Grada Kilomba's "18 Verses"

Published Sunday, Jun 4, 2023

Grada Kilomba's debut exhibition with Pace, 18 Verses—presented at our New York gallery in collaboration with Goodman Gallery—investigates the relationship between power and historical repetition.

Kilomba's sculptural and sound installation explores the material duality of ancient techniques and contemporary sound technologies, as the wood goes through a traditional process of burning and is immersed in a sonorous landscape where human breathing negotiates its own space amidst the sound of the wind and waves. The insistent repetition of sounds produced by touching or striking objects becomes a metaphor for the systemic repetition of violence and simultaneously for the prevalence of the human and the poetic.

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