More Than Form, Heft, and Material: History and Culture in the Architecture of David Adjaye

March 26, 2015 10:23 PM

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More Than Form, Heft, and Material: History and Culture in the Architecture of David Adjaye

David Adjaye: Form, Gewicht, Material, Installation view, Haus der Kunst, 2015. Photo: Wilfried Petzi.

Okwui Enwezor begins the essay for "David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material" without equivocation. It opens with the image of a slave ship and a teeming slum, squarely placing Adjaye's work within the frame of reference of the dialectics of postcolonialism. The slave ship and the Antillean slum come cour...

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