Joke Amusan

Joke Amusan’s practice addresses the portrayal of black women in the media and focuses on their empowerment by offering them a platform to freely express themselves. Through this, she  challenges the stigma. Employing hessian, wool, concrete and sound, Amusan explores the power of words and objects, and enters into a conversation with the viewer. She creates a community where the objects become sculptural pieces which are strategically placed together to initiate questions, stories, conversations. The work demands not only to be seen and heard but felt. She creates a private space within the public space. Within her work, there is also a focus on the juxtaposition of concepts and textures. Rough and smooth, hard and soft, chaos and calm, despair and hope, weakness and strength.