“Sondra Perry’s First Solo European Show Engulfs Visitors in Turner’s ‘The Slave Ship'”

This announcement caught my eye because I was intimately familiar with the painting, The Slave Ship by JMW Turner.  I used it in a PowerPoint in US History when we studied Middle Passage and the slave trade.  Words can only go so far. A teacher will stretch to provide meaning in the face of the ineffable.

 “.. The Slave Ship  (was) originally titled “Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying — Typhoon coming on. Sondra Perry, an African American artist who uses open source digital software to create video installations, takes the title of her first solo European show from Turner’s painting.”

Typhoon Coming On by Sondra Perry can be seen at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London until May 20.

Hyperallergic

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