Solange Releases Art-inclusive Short Film For Album When I Get Home

Image courtesy of  Solange’s Instagram

Image courtesy of Solange’s Instagram

Solange has been hard at work executing the rollout for her latest album When I Get Home, released last Friday. To support the LP, the critically-acclaimed artist has delivered a short film filled with many references to the art world.

Edited and directed by Solange, she delivers a variety of treats for art lovers everywhere. Contributing directors are noted as her husband Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, and Ray Tintori. New York-based artist Autumn Knight has contribution credits as well.

The film’s opening and closing scenes are shot in the infamous Rothko Chapel, a coveted non-denominational chapel, built with the idea to have Mark create paintings for a space designed by Philip Johnson. When speaking on the Chapel and its nearby museum, the Menil Collection, the singer told T: The New York Times Style Magazine, “[the museum] was one of the first art spaces I had access to. I would go into the Rothko Chapel and sit in there for hours.” Johnson later designed the Fort Worth Water Gardens in 1974, alongside John Burgee, which also appears in the video. Scenes featuring Dallas’s city hall look, which was designed by I.M. Pei in 1978.

Image courtesy of  Solange’s Instagram

Image courtesy of Solange’s Instagram

Avid listeners will not be surprised by the video’s art-indulgence, as Solange is no stranger to the world of fine art. In 2018, she was named the Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year. Her work, in its many forms, has been featured at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Menil Collection in Houston, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Tate Modern in London.

The video can be viewed on Apple Music, and the full length project is currently available on all platforms and streaming services.

By Hezekiah Mccaskill
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