Henry Taylor
Race Relations In America
Matthew Hong

Once again, the movements of #WhileBlack and Black Lives Matter have been invoked by the swift succession of recent incidents reminding us that the pandemic is not solely from without.

From National Geographic’s recent launch of The Race Issue to the photo essay in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the exposé on Haitian Art following the U.S. President’s disparaging remarks on black majority nations, to James Baldwin’s collaboration with Richard Avedon in Nothing Personal reissued by Taschen, we continue the conversation on race relations. Today we survey some artists, in America and beyond, who have created, inspired, and engaged, while black.

Including works of John AkomfrahJalan & Jibril DurimelJean-Michel Basquiat, Julie Mehretu, James Baldwin, RaMell Ross, Kapwani Kiwanga, Frank Walter, Tyler Mitchell, Camille NormentGordon Parks, Lorna Simpson, and Henry Taylor.

  • Between Us
    Sep 1 – Oct 15, 2023
    Alexander Gray Associates
    New York, USA

    Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown presents Between Us, an exhibition gathering works by an intergenerational group of queer artists advancing the practice of portraiture. Confronting the cyclical progress and backlash of the last forty years, these artists bear witness to civil rights and gay liberation movements, the AIDS crisis, the rise of online communities, and the recurring culture wars around LGBTQIA+ rights (more…)