Curtis Talwst Santiago, ‘Uh Huh Honey "Portrait of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian"’, 2015, The Watermill Center: Benefit Auction 2017

Curtis Talwst Santiago is a Canadian-Trinidadian artist currently working Brooklyn, New York. His practice explores issues of transculturalism, memory and ancestry in the contemporary Diasporic experience. The ringboxes are unusually mobile artworks; between exhibitions they close and travel with the artist. Encased in structures that protect and transport precious objects through generations, the ringboxes become symbolic of oral historical practices. This is a pop-culture portrait of Kanye West on his Yeezus tour and Kim Kardashian taking a selfie, playing the role of a modern-day Venus. —Courtesy of The Watermill Center

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