It Is Written: Notes on Literacy, Liberation and Belief
It Is Written: Notes on Literacy, Belief and Liberation will explore African-American literacy under slavery and freedom as haunted by opposing strains of revolt and domination. The pursuit of literacy is often told as a triumphant story, defying laws which criminalized the education of enslaved Africans. Less explored is how literacy was coercive, taught to ease conversion to Christianity and control slaves. Using real and forged archives, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts will combine images with short texts, recreating the shock of reading as a tool for transformation.
Sep 01 – Jan 01, 2018
Pacific Standard Time Hosts Exhibition on Suzanne Lacy and Pablo Helguera
Sep 28 – Dec 10, 2017
Zach Blas Premieres His Creative Capital Project, "Contra-Internet"
Mar 01 – Aug 31, 2017
Jon Rubin and Lenka Clayton Present ...circle through New York at the Guggenheim