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NEW CURRENTS

Speak, Softly Speak

In multimedia installations and paintings, three artists write quiet elegies to identity and being

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Luke Willis Thompson

LONDON

Installation view of Autoportrait, 2017, at Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2017.

Photo by Andy Keate. Courtesy the artist and Chisenhale Gallery.

What could a 29-year-old male, Auckland-born artist say about the viral footage captured by Diamond Reynolds after the police shooting of her partner Philando Castile in Minnesota? To put it critically, what is he allowed to say? Luke Willis Thompson’s video Autoportrait (2017)—which features Reynolds herself—attempts a…

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