New York: The Studio Museum In Harlem, 2005. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's color photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"Multifarious approaches to race, including the notion that race is performed, are a challenge to ideological systems on all sides. While essentialist identities enable negative stereotypes, they also allow for positive, corrective ones. But to accept the constructed nature of race is, in my view, empowering.... One hopes that exhibitions like this one, while showing good art, can help facilitate a discovery of what race is and isn't" (Malik Gaines). Exhibition catalog published on the occasion of the show Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem (November 9, 2005 - March 12, 2006). Curated by Thelma Golden and associate curator Christine Y. Kim, Frequency presented works of emerging artists engaging in "Post-Black art," a term that Golden defines as a genre that has "ideological and chronological dimensions and repercussions...characterized by artists who were adamant about not being labeled as 'black' artists, though their work was steeped, in fact deeply interested, in redefining complex notions of blackness." Illustrated throughout with color plates featuring the works of 35 artists, including Nick Cave, Zoë Charlton, Wayne Hodge, Demetrius Oliver, and Paula Wilson; with a foreword by Golden, an introductory dialogue between Golden and Kim, essays by art critics Franklin Sirmans and Malik Gaines, and artist and contributor biographies. Some rubbing and wear to extremities. Very good. Item #2308