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Last weekend in Miami, DailyServing.com had the opportunity to speak with artist Rashid Johnson about his work on display with the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in the Nada Art Fair. Johnson has received much critical acclaim for his poetically potent works, which directly confront ideas of race, identity and culturally coded artifacts through sculpture, photography and installation. Johnson was recently included in the Rubell Family Collection exhibition 30 Americans, for which one of his photographs was used for the cover of the exhibition catalog. The artist gained notoriety early in his career through his participation in the exhibition Freestyle, curated by Thelma Golden at the Studio Museum in Harlem. This year, the artist traveled his new exhibition Sharpening My Oyster Knife to Magdeburger Kunstmuseum in Magdeburg, Germany, 404 arte contemporanea in Naples Italy and Moniquemeloche Gallery in Chicago.