"The photography of Zanele Muholi stopped me in my tracks years back as I made my way through the MFA. This new exhibit of their work at the Cooper Gallery, curated by Renée Mussai, is a must see. Muholi is both the photographer and the subject. Beyond the drama of the color contrast in their portraiture, Muholi fashions everyday items into objects that reckon with current and past systems of violence and disenfranchisement."
Frank Stewart learned young how to fail often with his camera.
A painter could spend days on a canvas only to realize the result was a “monstrosity,” the acclaimed photographer and artist said during a conversation with New York University Professor of Performance Studies Fred Moten ’84 at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research’s Hiphop Archive last week.
"In terms of representation and volume, we have to work on both fronts," says Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and board member of the Whitney Museum of Art. "The Whitney is never going to have only black art in it or the Met. For American culture to be represented, it must be integrated."