April 4, 2018
c magazine auction
Lot 16
Esmaa Mohamoud


SO, SO HEAVY (HOOP DREAMS) #20
2018
Solid concrete basketball sculpture on black Plexiglas
20 of 60
12 x 12 x 12”
Estimate $3,200

Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles




Esmaa Mohamoud is a Toronto based African-Canadian artist who investigates the intangibility of Blackness through the realm of athletics—specifically, basketball and football. In SO, SO HEAVY (HOOP DREAMS) #20, Mohamoud addresses Black masculinity and identity in relation to society’s expectations of Black men. Recent museum exhibitions include Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art at the Royal Ontario Museum.Her first solo exhibition is forthcoming at ltd los angeles.

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