Past Exhibition

Les Racines du Baobab: Dans Un Famille D’eau (The Roots of the Baobab: Inside a Family of Water)

Yacine Tilala Fall

August 22 - September 18, 2020

Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce Hamiltonian Artists Fellow (2019–2021) Yacine Tilala Fall’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, “Les Racines du Baobab: Dans Un Famille D’eau (The Roots of the Baobab: Inside a Family of Water).”

Inspired by Fall’s experience of the Baobab tree in Senegal, traditionally known as the tree of life, the metaphor of this historic tree serves as the foundation for the exhibition. As with the human body, the basis of the tree’s materiality is water, which runs as a current through Fall’s work. The space will be intermittently activated by performance as a bound and camouflaged subject moves through the installation, animating the tension of the suspended sculptures. The exhibition includes over 150 ceramic pots, natural textiles, and performance to illustrate what the artist sees as a deeply rooted collective intimacy. 

Artist

Yacine Tilala Fall (Washington, DC) is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist. She received a BFA from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.


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Opening Reception and Artist Talks:
August 22, 7pm

Performance in conjunction with Siren Arts:
August 20, 7pm