Galerie E.G.P presented Blind Sum from November 11, 2015 to January 16, 2016, its first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi.
Blind Sum is a collection of long exposure photographs inspired by dance marathons of the 1930s.
Dance Marathons would often last several weeks or even months. A mix of the heroic and grotesque, of kitsch and desperation, these endurance contests were meant to challenge the capacity of the individual will. While they challenged many gender and class expectations, they were vehemently racially segregated. Blind Sum examines the repercussions of such omissions in the creation of mythic space. This work emblematises the common contests of persistence and defiance, and the desire to live beyond the capacities that we have internalised.
Blouin Art Info Modern Painters, A Conversation With Yashua Klos on Violence, Police, and Art, by Kambui Olujimi, June 14th, 2015
Culture Type, Modern Painters: Engaging African American Artists in Talks About Police, by Victoria L. Valentine, May 22th, 2015
Franconia Sculpture Park, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, by Rebecca Tishman, February 27th, 2015
The Mirror Cube, Kambui Olujimi: Blind Sum @ BAM, NY, November 2014
Blouin Art Info, “Crossing Brooklyn” reveals more about the Borough’s, less about its art, by Risa Puleo, October 23th, 2014
Blouin Art Info, A Story Grows in Brooklyn: Kambui Olujimi’s “A Life in Pictures”, by Thea Ballard, January 29th, 2014