Jaamil Kosoko Featured on InterviewMagazine.com
JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO PLUMBS HIS ARCHIVE
By EFFIE BOWEN
Photography KATIE FISCHER
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko wears a variety of hats as poet, artist, curator, and performer; and at the Miami Theater Center in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, his latest project incorporates all of them. His bold works, which feature everything from poetry to performance, are both referential and completely original. The Nigerian-American artist's world premiere of "BLACK MALE REVISITED: Revenge of the New Negro" attempts to expand notions of black masculinity through a first-person narrative. A foray into the dramatic and vulnerable elements of identity, Kosoko uses body glitter, animal masks, and his own history to mount this multi-faceted work. We caught up with Jaamil in between installing and chatted about shows at the Whitney, curating yourself, and project speed dating.