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Kandis Williams: A Field uses plant life to explore the ways in which people, much like the crops they cultivate, can be subject to exploitation and control. This site-responsive commission takes place within a greenhouse, surrounding the viewer with plant sculptures. Photo collages are fixed to wireframes, creating the flowers of plant life.
Kandis Williams’s work utilizes collage, printmaking, video, and performance to deconstruct critical theory around race, nationalism, authority, and eroticism. A Field focuses on control associated, specifically, with the labor of Black people. For Williams, to evade cultivation is to commit to growth on our own terms; to nurture and be rooted in our desire for change and adaptation. We invite you to explore the compelling world of this Los Angeles-based artist, educator, writer, and publisher. A Field is curated by ICA Associate Curator Amber Esseiva and is the third iteration of Provocations.