Kasem Kydd BFA ’18 Exhibits in “Re: Art Show” in Brooklyn

Posted on November 18, 2017

Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:, the 16th iteration of an ever-evolving group exhibition located at 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. For this iteration, artists explore and react to the dynamic environments of the 3rd floor processing areas of the old Pfizer building. Each artist brings different approaches to themes of how culture, history, and everyday objects affect their bodies, psyches, and selves. The exhibition is on view November 18 to December 10.

Kasem Kydd BFA ’18 is attempting to, and failing at, verifying his own existence and ontology as a black person existing in the wake of slavery during the 21st century. His work as of now portrays his relationship to blackness within the greater diaspora of his ancestral history. The ocean, the transnational histories of the slave trade, his roots in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Jamaica, NY work to create multifaceted weapons of subjugating whiteness and imagining possible futures. Desiring to be a/the subject, he works within and with his own cultural traditions and his non linear ancestral history. He currently believes, perhaps, his body is still a ship, but he carries his ancestors with him.