Rosie’s Fare: Germane Barnes
Germane Barne’s “Rosie’s Fare” explores black identity and spaces in America by constructing a non-traditional kitchen in the gallery.
Barnes’ kitchen space will be paired with audio interviews from Puerto Rican, Jamaican and Haitian families in Miami, on the role the kitchen has played in their lives. Barnes sees the exhibition as a way to pay tribute to his grandmother and celebrate Black tradition and contributions to American cuisine that are often removed or ignored.
This installation is a continuation Barnes’ installation at MoMA’s recent show “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America,” which explored the relationship between architecture and the spaces of African-American and African diaspora communities.
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Germane Barnes’ research and design practice investigates the connection between architecture and identity. Mining architecture’s social and political agency, he examines how the built environment influences black domesticity. His design and research contributions have been published and exhibited in several international institutions. Most notably, The Museum of Modern Art, The Graham Foundation, The New York Times, Architect Magazine, DesignMIAMI/ Art Basel, The Swiss Institute, Metropolis Magazine, Curbed, and The National Museum of African American History where he was identified as one of the future designers on the rise.
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