Launched in September, Akeem Smith: No Gyal Can Test is the first solo gallery show for US-born, Jamaican-raised stylist and multidisciplinary artist, Akeem Smith, in collaboration with Red Bull Arts. Described "a bold step in manifesting his life’s work", the exhibit seeks to offer an intimate and nostalgic window into the heart of Jamaica’s dancehall culture. While it features a fascinating archive of images and videos from the 90's dancehall scene, the exhibit also includes structures built out of material sourced from the Kingston neighborhood he grew up in. This speaks to the personal roots of his inspiration.
"My own family, this is my real source,” he says. “Like, I don’t need to go far to find the inspo.”
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