The Serpentine hosts the first European solo exhibition of American artist Sondra Perry – exploring the intersection of black identity, digital culture and power structures through video, media, installation and performance. Perry is committed to net neutrality and ideas of collective production and action, and this principle of open access in Perry’s work aims to privilege black life, to democratise access to art and culture, and to offer a critical platform that differentiates itself from the portrayal of blackness in the media. This new site-specific survey will also incorporate existing works by Perry, including Graft and Ash for a Three-Monitor Workstation (2016), a 3D avatar of the artist questioning the current productivity and efficiency culture, and Wet and Wavy Looks – Typhoon coming on (2016), which digitally alters J.M.W. Turner’s 1840 painting, The Slave Ship. Find out more about the Sondra Perry exhibition from the Serpentine Galleries’ website.
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