Hannah Black
Some Context

Chisenhale Gallery, London, U.K. September 22 — December 10, 2017
Hannah Black_Transitional Object 5 & 6
Hannah BlackTransitional Object 5 & 6, 2017.
Photo : Andy Keate, courtesy of Chisenhale Gallery, London
Chisenhale Gallery, London, U.K. September 22 — December 10, 2017

In Hannah Black’s site-specific installation at Chisenhale Gallery, there is a “situation.” The situation looms large: it is multi-vocal, fluid, collective, individual. It is literally bound and dispersed, at once legible and illegible. The situation arises within and without many contexts — some of which are made materially explicit, some of which haunt the margins of Black’s work. Some Context is both a series of objects and a text; together and apart. In the centre of the room, a stack of 20,000 books forms a large, irregular shape. The Situation is the title of the book — fragmented narratives and ruminations compiled by Black through a series of conversations with peers. “I’m pretty sure there’s a situation. But do you think there’s only one situation?” asks one voice; “What’s hard is describing the situation,” states another.

You must be logged in to access this content.

Create your free profile to read the full text!

This article also appears in the issue 92 - Democracy

Suggested Reading