On view at Soho Beach House, Miami Beach, FL
Curated and presented by Heike Dempster
With the works in the exhibition “Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues,” New York-based textile artist Malaika Temba considers emotions, the embracing of emotions as power, the interplay between strengths and weaknesses, as well as the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. Temba’s textile art is a radical act of self-expression and resistance in tactile form. Borrowing conceptually from the musical genre of plunderphonics – the construction of tracks by sampling recognizable musical works – her works weave together emotional fragments, ontological references, thoughts, past moments, and glimpses at the future into abstract representations of a shared human experience through the lens of a new and open definition of femininity.