Chino Amobi’s exhibition at schwarzescafé, Luma Westbau centers on his new novel Eroica, which the artist describes as an “epic globalist thriller”. His site-specific installation takes possession of the gallery, transforming it into a fragmented, fantasy environment, culled from his narrative.
The epic is situated between history and myth. It is a tribute of one character who has made a mark on time to the entire cultural experience of a society. It derives all past, present, and future values of that society from this character thus rendering the epic source of identity serving to distinguish itself from others. And of all the places in the world there is no place I would rather be.
Chino Amobi on Eroica
Amobi’s hybrid and collaborative practice manifests itself in music, poetry, publishing, performance, video and visuals. While at art school Amobi produced music under the alias Diamond Black Hearted Boy (2009-2014), in 2015 he co-founded NON Worldwide, an experimental record label, art project and social network. His works and albums include Airport Music for Black Folk (2016), PARADISO (2017) and Illuminazioni (2020).
The second edition of Eroica by Chino Amobi is published by Koenig Books on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen in collaboration with House of Mixed Emotions with an interview by Jan Vorisek.
Artist Jan Vorisek spoke to Chino Amobi before the opening of ‘Eroica’: