Ernest Cole (1940–90), one of South Africa's first black photojournalists, compassionately but unflinchingly portrayed the lives of black people as they negotiated apartheid's racist laws and oppression.
Abby Grey and Indian Modernism: Selections from the NYU Art Collection spotlights her pioneering collecting efforts, which resulted in a significant trove of post–Indian Independence art in the United States.
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera presents for the first time a comprehensive survey of the work of Tseng Kwong Chi, a revered photographer and performance artist of the 1980s.
For a New World to Come provides a thought-provoking look at photography-based works and other works by twenty-nine of these artists, including such well-known names as Nobuyoshi Araki, Koji Enokura, Daido Moriyama, Hitoshi Nomura, and Jiro Takamatau, as well as others who are less familiar but no less important.
ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND features over 130 early and formative works by five artists who began their careers in San Francisco’s Mission District in the early 1990s and whose work, by the early aughts, had been identified and celebrated as the Mission School, a term coined by critic Glen Helfand in 2002. The exhibition […]
An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle showcases the rich artistic production of Jess and Robert Duncan, one of the most fascinating artistic couples of the twentieth century, alongside works by their remarkable circle of friends.
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art chronicles the emergence of black performance practices in contemporary art.
Alice Aycock Drawings is the first major survey of works on paper by leading American sculptor Alice Aycock (b. 1946), who is best known for her room-scale installations and massive outdoor sculptural works that span the divide between art, architecture, and science.
Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg features more than 110 black-and-white works—many accompanied by Ginsberg's intimate, handwritten captions—that convey the spontaneity, freedom, and exuberant lifestyle of the Beat Generation.
Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore is the most comprehensive presentation to date of work by this remarkable artist whose life was cut short by AIDS.