Untitled (Casual Power)

Juliana Huxtable (b. 1987) Untitled (Casual Power), 2015 Color inkjet print 40 × 30 in. The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase with funds provided by gifts from Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, and The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family  2015.8.2

With its all-caps letters and justified-alignment layout, the text in Untitled (Casual Power) reads like a social media scroll. The wide-ranging references to geographic locations, political events, and sartorial choices encourage the fragmented thought and spontaneous connections for which Juliana Huxtable is known. Across her creative practice, Huxtable utilizes the radical possibilities of paranoia and conspiracy as modes of questioning and seeking information.