Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A Vogue Q&A With Artist Jalen Amir On His Project 'The Bible'

Di Chiara Bardelli Nonino 
"Garden of Eden" (2020) by Jalen Amir
Jalen Amir: "Aesthetically, the Bible series is inspired by classic Tarot card decks. I love symbolism, so the series began as a study of themes and symbols, but also a study of Christianity and its relationship with ontology in theory but also in the praxis of lived experiences, considering the Church and its contribution to white supremacy. “The Black body as national Eucharist,” as put by Jordan Mulkey, doctoral student at Northwestern University. I think about that a lot. Eucharist. And the Black. I’d even say cosmic since white supremacy claims all." [More