Anique Jordan – #8, #9, #10
Edge of Town (2020)
“Caring for each other in the wake of unwavering grief and fear, caused both by COVID-19 and by racial violence, demands an undeniable confrontation with the fragility of an inherited capital and colonial structure that continues to fail.” A quote by artist Anique Jordan. Through note-making and newspaper-archives, the artist created a prompt she calls a “nowing”, an active refusal to look away from today and see time differently, implying that there is perhaps something to be confronted. She invites the viewer to consider how the present is shaped into history and how to understand the ways it is shaped by the past.