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Lesson #3, 2020

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EJ Hill is known best for his endurance-based performances but is also an object-maker, writer, and installation artist. He has used neon to put text into conversation with his body while he performs, and as a source of light in dark circumstances. During a year-long fellowship at Harvard University, Hill began making the series Lessons, in which each work includes a chalkboard with a declarative message. In these pieces, Hill recasts the objects and language of the American education system to reckon with the fact that these institutions are not designed for all.


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EJ Hill
United States, b. 1985
Lesson #3, 2020
From the series Lessons
Birch, acrylic, latex, mirrored acrylic, and neon
Purchased by AHAN: Studio Forum with additional funds provided by the Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation, 2020 Art Here and Now purchase