Ways to Baffle the Wind features new and recent work by French-Moroccan artist Yto Barrada and includes sculpture, textile, films, and games assembled to model, parody, and learn from attempts to regulate and organize nature. The exhibition is a collaboration between MASS MoCA and Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought in New Orleans, and foregrounds Barrada’s film, Tree Identification for Beginners researched in the archives of Amistad Research Center, also in New Orleans.
Tree Identification for Beginners (film still), 2017
16mm film, color, sound
Courtesy of the artist, Pace Gallery; Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/ Hamburg; Galerie Polaris, Paris