Monday, April 7, 2008

Black Is, Black Ain't

Taking its title from Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, this exhibition will explore a shift in the rhetoric of race from an earlier emphasis on inclusion to a present moment where racial identity is being simultaneously rejected and retained. The exhibition will bring together works by over 20 black and non-black artists whose work together examines a moment where the cultural production of so-called “blackness” is concurrent with efforts to make race socially and politically irrelevant.

Artists Include: Terry Adkins, Edgar Arceneaux, Elizabeth Axtman, Jonathan Calm, Paul D'Amato, Deborah Grant, Todd Gray, Shannon Jackson, Thomas Johnson, Jason Lazarus, David Levinthal, Glenn Ligon, David McKenzie, Rodney McMillian, Jerome Mosley, Virginia Nimarkoh, Demetrius Oliver, Sze Lin Pang, Carl Pope, William Pope.L, Robert A. Pruitt, Randy Regier, Daniel Roth, Joanna Rytel, Andres Serrano, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas.

Please join us for the opening reception Sunday April 20, 2008, 4 to 7 pm, with a discussion with the artists from 5 to 6 pm.

1 comment:

Onli said...

This was an ambitious show that seemed to omitt so much of the vision and art that was pioneered in Chicago by artists of African descent who still remain marginalized due to the rampant biases in the visual arts and intellectual world.

It was not Black Enuff!

It was like seeing a lion in the zoo that was born in a circus and wanting to discover things about the real lion's passions and dreams.

Not to mention how it disclaims anything authentic about a Blacker Vision and visual practice.

Great attempt but limited at best. follow the Rhythmistic Museum's links for a better insight.


Keep will get there....the truth is out here.