On May 18 and 19, apexart will present a public program organized by Brooklyn-based artist Kambui Olujimi entitled A Life in Pictures. Providing over a thousand digital images from his family albums, Olujimi invites the audience to bring in their own photos to exchange and make their memories part of his larger photographic project.
For two days, Olujimi will take over the apexart space, creating an intimate environment to browse through his photographic collection, share your own stories, and talk to the artist about his inspiration for the event: reminding us of the importance of these physical communications we once valued so dearly in a world constantly moving towards digitalization and dematerialization.
This event is free and open to the public and we espcially invite families with kids ages 7-11 to join us throughout the day on Saturday to participate in the exchange.
Participants are encouraged to review their own digital albums and print out images they wish to trade. Come with a photo of any size, style, or subject and leave with any picture of your choice. You are welcome to bring photos for exchange or to print them out at apexart from your phone.
Kambui Olujimi attended Bard College and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Olujimi has had solo exhibitions at the de Saisset Museum, CA; Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati; Real Art Ways, CT; and Art in General, New York City. His works have been included in group exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and the Museum of Modern Art, NY.