untitled (nnn)
print on paper
90 x 135 cm
36 x 53 inches
edition of 6 + 1 AP
2018






(nnn) is a print inspired by the evolution of language associated with Afro-Americans. The three words in a row serve to confront the initial term that was used in the United States (negro), with the racist insult (nigger), and the version, notably popular in American rap culture, used in the black community (nigga).
The photocopied poster deals with the linguistic norms concerning the designation of African-Americans and the tension that is present around its usage. The text is like a slogan, a verbal violence that stirs up pains related to the socio-historical struggle of Blacks in America. (nnn) illustrates the appropriation of offensive vocabulary, which is then turned into a common symbolic expression of identity.