Kambui Olujimi

  • September 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Olujimi’s work challenges established modes of thinking that commonly function as “inevitabilities.” Brainard Carey in an interview with Kambui Olujimi, Yale Radio, 2018

Artist Kambui Olujimi explores the political landscape in relationship to his art practice and presents his work in public spaces and his collaborations with For Freedoms, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. In particular, Olujimi shares his own contribution to For Freedoms’ Fifty State Billboard projects. He also discusses work in which he pursues a variety of interests, including Zulu Time, an exhibition traveling through 2019, Blood from Stone, and the film Where Does the Time Go..., which premiered at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Olujimi’s praxis is both broad and deep. He works within the realm of ideas rather than within an exclusive medium or discipline, as is evident through his output that includes writing, making, and directing. For example, a fascinating series of interviews with African American artists discussing the impact of continued affronts to the citizenship, personhood, and freedom of persons of color informed his novella and exhibition monograph Wayward North (published by Art in General) and are as much a part of his artistic oeuvre as the charged sculptures, drawings, films, and collages that have brought him recognition as an artist. 



This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 4 through November 13, excluding September 18 and November 6. Visit www.themodern.org/programs/lectures for more information on each talk.

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests.

(*The American Institute of Architecture lecture on October 23 will have an alternative schedule. A reception will be held in the Grand Lobby at 5:30 pm, the lecture begins at 6 pm, and award announcements are at 6:45 pm.)

A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). 

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers until 7 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.   

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum's collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work or listen to curators' perspectives and discussions at www.themodern.org/podcasts.