Storm King Art Center will present a site-specific installation of Rashid Johnson’s 2019 sculptural work The Crisis.
The installation will mark the first US presentation of the artwork, which the artist has adapted to respond directly to Storm King’s landscape.
Rashid Johnson (b. 1977) draws inspiration from combining architectural and organic elements, intending for The Crisis to capture the tension of the moment in which nature has just begun to reclaim a human-made structure. Originally planned to be shown at Storm King in 2020, a year marked by an unprecedented global pandemic and sociopolitical unrest, The Crisis has taken on a striking new relevance in this time of reflection.
The title The Crisis is ambiguous, taking on different meaning based on the context in which the work is viewed, and the perspective of the viewer who witnesses it. The Crisis can speak to something deeply personal as well as a collective event and can invoke both historical and ongoing crises