Almine Rech Paris is pleased to present Ancien Regime Change Part Two. En Germinal: Les Printemps de Guerre, the first solo exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Umar Rashid (also known as Frohawk Two Feathers), opening on April 13, from 11am-8pm, and running through May 04, 2022.
In Ancien Regime Change Part Two. En Germinal: Les Printemps de Guerre, the year is 1796 and Rashid’s Frenglish Empire has sent commanders on colonial reconnaissance missions to discover new territories and countries to occupy. Unlike many of his shows, whose fictitious events take place on the gallery’s home soil (a Los Angeles show might detail the imagined wars between the Tongva population of LA and the Frenglish Empire, for instance), Rashid moves this show’s subjects out of France’s domestic borders, expanding his focus to the fringe of the Frenglish Empire, following the battles taking place in four locales, all while Frenglad attempts to make inroads in new locations, widen its colonial borders, and maintain its relevance as a superpower.
- Ellen C. Caldwell, writer, educator, and art historian