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EJ Hill Brake Run Helix preview

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Two visitors to Mass MoCA, young Black men, laugh and hold their hands in Victory signs at Mass MoCA. Press photo courtesy of Mass MoCA
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Mass MoCA invites members, curators, artists and friends from the community to meet EJ Hill for a celebration of the opening of his exhibition, Brake Run Helix.

For his first solo museum show and largest exhibition to date, EJ Hill will create a massive installation that incorporates a stage for performances as well as a sculptural installation inspired by the form and function of rollercoasters.

Hill’s practice focuses on everyday experiences that intermingle public struggle, endurance, trauma, and joy, whether within athletics, religion, the American education system, or amusement parks.

He has often incorporated his physical presence by performing as part of these projects. He explains, “my body holds the echo or remnant of something,” and works towards a future that elevates those who are frequently not seen and heard.

In the United States, amusement parks were contested sites throughout Jim Crow-era desegregation efforts for equitable access to pleasure, leisure, and recreation. For Hill, roller coasters are public monuments to the possibility of attaining joy—which, as he notes, is “a critical component of social equity.”

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Date:
October 28
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Event Location

Mass MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA
413.662.2111

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