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The Brooklyn Museum Presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Featuring over 150 works by more than 60 artists, the exhibition offers a sweeping view of the remarkable art made by Black artists during one of the most crucial periods in American historyOn view September 14, 2018-February 3, 2019
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Installation View. Brooklyn Museum. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)The Brooklyn Museum presents the critically acclaimed exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, an unprecedented look at a broad spectrum of work by African American artists from 1963 to 1983, one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary periods in American history. Soul of a Nation considers the varied ways that Black artists responded to the demands of an urgent moment and brings together for the first time the disparate and innovative practices of more than sixty artists from across the country, offering an unparalleled opportunity to see their significant works side by side. The Brooklyn Museum is the only East Coast venue for this exhibition, which was organized by Tate Modern in London and traveled to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, in early 2018.The Brooklyn presentation will remain on view through February 3, 2019.Soul of a Nation features more than 150 works of art in a sweeping aesthetic range, from figurative and abstract painting to assemblage, sculpture, photography, and performance. Among the influential artists of the time highlighted in the exhibition are Emma Amos, Frank Bowling, Sam Gilliam, Barkley Hendricks, Betye Saar, Alma Thomas, Jack Whitten, and William T. Williams. The Brooklyn presentation will also include several works by artist and scholar David Driskell, Suzanne Jackson’s Triplical Communications (1969), and a large-scale draped painting by Sam Gilliam titled Carousel Merge (1971). In addition, a monochromatic work by Emma Amos will be on view, as well as two large-scale paintings by British Guyana-born artist Frank Bowling and an abstract push-broom painting by Ed Clark from the late 1970s, which recently joined the Museum’s permanent collection.The show begins in 1963, before the emergence of the Black Power Movement later in the decade, with the Spiral collective. This group of New York-based painters, including Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Emma Amos, worked in diverse aesthetic styles and explored the role of Black artists in the struggle for civil rights. Also active in New York at the time was the Kamoinge Workshop, a group of photographers who responded to the lack of institutional support and mainstream representation of Black artists by conducting workshops and producing their own gallery shows and portfolios.The exhibition goes on to trace how artists across the country continued to work in collectives, communities, and individually during the rise of the Black Power Movement. In Los Angeles, years of urban unrest propelled a number of artists to experiment with assemblage and sculpture. Artists such as John Outterbridge and Noah Purifoy made works inspired by the aftermath of the Watts Rebellion of 1965. Emory Douglas, who served as the minister of culture for the Black Panther Party, founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, created striking graphics and illustrations that became powerful symbols of the movement — 24 of which are included in the exhibition. In Chicago, a group of artists formed AfriCOBRA, whose manifesto and aesthetic philosophy aimed to empower Black communities. Works by its founding members are on display, including Gerald Williams’s Say It Loud (1969), whose vibrant colors, graphic lettering, and use of black figures were emblematic of the AfriCOBRA style. In New York, painters incorporated symbols of protest, solidarity, and Black pride, while many organized for institutional inclusion. Also featured is artist and professor David Driskell, who drew upon similar themes in his painting, as he worked to organize university art departments across the South and promote scholarship of African American art.The show also addresses formal concerns and aesthetic innovations across abstraction and figuration in painting and sculpture, featuring such works as Sam Gilliam’s April 4 (1969), Barkley Hendricks’s Blood (Donald Formey) (1975), Frank Bowling’s Texas Louise (1971), and Martin Puryear’s Self (1978). With its central triangular form, Jack Whitten’s powerful Homage to Malcolm(1970) recalls the pyramids that Malcolm X visited on a trip to Africa in 1964, and was painted as a memorial to the late activist. Other works show the emergence of integral figures in Black feminism such as Kay Brown, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar, highlighting an important moment of visibility for female artists. The exhibition concludes with a section on Just Above Midtown (JAM), the first commercial gallery space dedicated to showing the work of avant-garde Black artists, notably including artists working in performance, such as Lorraine O’Grady, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, and others.The timely exhibition extends the Brooklyn Museum’s trailblazing commitment to a vital period in American art, following its exhibitions Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties (2014) and We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 (2017), as well as the Museum’s major acquisition of 44 works from the Black Arts Movement in 2013.“With Soul of a Nation, we are honored to highlight the truly exceptional work produced by African American artists during one of the most significant moments in U.S. history and to honor these artists and all those arts professionals, here in Brooklyn and beyond, who have long supported their work,” said Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum.Ashley James, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, adds: “Artists in this exhibition bravely and variously created art responsive to an urgent time of social, political, and aesthetic rupture, resulting in some of the most striking works created in the late twentieth century. This exhibition adds to an already existing and growing focus on the art produced during the Black Power Movement, an indication of the period’s important and continued resonance with our present as well as the absolute excellence that defines the art of the era.”Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with Brooklyn Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, and The Broad, Los Angeles, and curated by Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art, and Zoe Whitley, Curator, International Art, Tate Modern. The Brooklyn Museum presentation is curated by Ashley James, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Universal Music Group, and the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Brooklyn Museum’s Contemporary Art Committee, the Arnold Lehman Exhibition Fund, Christie’s, Raymond Learsy, Saundra Williams-Cornwell and W. Don Cornwell, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, Megan and Hunter Gray, the Hayden Family Foundation, Carol Sutton Lewis and William Lewis, Valerie Gerrard Browne, Hales Gallery, Tracey and Phillip Riese, Connie Rogers Tilton, and Jack Shainman Gallery.
Christie’s Presents: An American Journey: The Diann G and Thomas A Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks
Christie’s Presents: An American Journey: The Diann G and Thomas A Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), The Steerage, 1907. Estimate: $200,000-300,000 Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Fort Peck Dam, Montana, 1936. Gelatin silver print. Estimate: $100,000-150,000 Christie’s announces the sale of An American […]
New York | 22 August 2018
Featuring Property from the Collection of Tom Britt
and vignettes styled by Sarah Bray, Interiors Editor, Modern Luxury, and Anne Spilman, Designer
Christie’s announces the summer sale of Interiors taking place on August 22, 2018 in New York. The auction presents over 400 lots of furniture, decorative objects, and fine art, led by a selection of Property from the Collection of Tom Britt. Taking place concurrently is the online sale The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum: Design and Interiors (August 16-23). Both auctions will be on view at Christie’s New York August 17-22.
Designer and collector, Tom Britt’s interiors are consistently dynamic, inventive, and optimistic, with palettes presenting a rainbow of primary colors often emboldened with splashes of glossy black or brilliant white. Featured in the sale are furnishings emblematic of his signature aesthetic, blending together luxuriously gilded European antiques with Indian temple fragments, Chinese tables flecked with mother of pearl, and consoles modeled after the capitals that grace ancient buildings in the Middle East.
Additionally, Christie’s worked alongside tastemakers Sarah Bray, Interiors Editor at Modern Luxury, and Anne Spilman, designer, to select objects from the sale and create a series of vignettes set against gem-colored walls enhanced by signature Schumacher prints. For more information about their selections and insights into how to incorporate antiques into diverse, modern interiors, see link to video on Christies.com.
THE COLLECTION OF MELVA BUCKSBAUM:
DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
Online | 16-23 August 2018
Taking place August 16-23 and on view alongside the Interiors sale, is the online sale The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum: Decorative Arts and Design, which presents over 100 lots of decorative art and design featuring an exceptional collection of Boch Frères Keramis ceramics, European silver, 19th/20th Century design, Chinese furniture and textiles, and a selection of rare art books.
Across her many years in philanthropy, leadership and collecting, Melva Bucksbaum stood as one of the art world’s most beloved figures. Tireless in her support of artists and their work, she held an unwavering belief in the power of the creative process to transform individuals and communities. Seeking to share her passion for art with all, her unshakeable belief in the artistic process led to what is perhaps her greatest public feat: the Bucksbaum Award, established in 2000.
Nowhere was Melva Bucksbaum’s commitment to art more apparent than in her private collection of fine art, decorative art and design, displayed with pride at her residence in New York, where she demonstrated how to truly live with art every day. Additional property from the collection will be sold in October 2018, in a dedicated online sale The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum: Post-War and Contemporary Art, Photographs and Prints (October 16-24).
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