Unknown Parallels with Taji Ra’oof Nahl

Intern Zyreik Jenkins activates TR7's Caged Domestic at Philadelphia Sculptors's Voices & Visionaries exhibit. Cherry Street Pier. Installation & photo by Taji R. Nahl.

Watch Philadelphia-based artist Taji Ra’oof Nahl, whose work has connections with Ulysses Jenkins on many levels: a rich understanding of collaboration, utilization of video, historical indexing, and reenactment as practice. The conversation connects Jenkins’s and Nahl’s interdisciplinary work, their use of video editing techniques, staging of art happenings, documentation, and social commentary.

Moderators are Penn Graduate Lecturers Enrique Morales and Will Owen.

Taji Ra’oof Nahl selects video works from his catalog that connect with Jenkins oeuvre, so as to delve into the relevance & parallels. The conversation will triangulate the connections between Jenkins and Nahl looking at their engagement with Interdisciplinary actions, video editing techniques, staging “Art Happenings”, collaboration with friends & peers, documentation, homage, social commentary, and “being in the streets with art.”

Taji Ra’oof Nahl aka TR7 is an American interdisciplinary artist whose vocabulary delves into social commentary via historical & futurist aesthetic. Installation, video, performance, soundscapes, sculpture, painting, are utilities that embodies poetic & abstract narrative for his oeuvre.

This virtual conversation took place on December 15, 2021.


Major support for Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Programming at ICA has also been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.