Multiplicity Blackness In Contemporary American Collage

Multiplicity Blackness In Contemporary American Collage
Derek Fordjour. Airborne Double, 2022. Acrylic, charcoal, cardboard, oil pastel, and foil on newspaper mounted on canvas; 60 x 100 in. Frances Fine Art Collection. Courtesy of the artist and Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo: Daniel Greer. © 2023 Derek Fordjour

Multiplicity Blackness In Contemporary American Collage
Sep 15–Dec 31, 2023
Ingram Gallery
Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the subject, Multiplicity presents over 80 major collage and collage-informed works that reflect the breadth and complexity of Black identity.

Featuring an intergenerational group of 52 living artists, Multiplicity explores the varying ways collage is employed and how the technique suggests diverse conceptual concerns such as cultural hybridity, notions of beauty, gender fluidity, and historical memory. By assembling pieces of paper, photographs, fabric, and salvaged or repurposed materials, these artists create unified compositions that express the endless possibilities of Black-constructed narratives despite our fragmented society

Multiplicity Blackness In Contemporary American Collage
Tschabalala Self. Sprewell, 2020. Fabric, thread, painted canvas, silk, jeans, painted newsprint, stamp, thread, photographic transfer on paper, and acrylic on canvas; 84 x 72 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift. Image courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias, London. © 2023 Derrick Adams

Artists in the exhibition

  • Nina Chanel Abney
  • Derrick Adams
  • Njideka Akunyili Crosby
  • Radcliffe Bailey
  • Sanford Biggers
  • McArthur Binion
  • Brittney Boyd Bullock
  • Mark Bradford
  • Tay Butler
  • Zoë Charlton
  • Andrea Chung
  • Jamal Cyrus
  • M. Florine Démosthène
  • Derek Fordjour
  • Genevieve Gaignard
  • Lauren Halsey
  • Kahlil Robert Irving
  • Tomashi Jackson
  • Arthur Jafa
  • Rashid Johnson
  • Yashua Klos
  • YoYo Lander
  • Rick Lowe
  • Kerry James Marshall
  • Rod McGaha
  • Lester Julian Merriweather
  • Helina Metaferia
  • Wardell Milan
  • Joiri Minaya
  • Troy Montes Michie
  • Devin N. Morris
  • Wangechi Mutu
  • Narcissister
  • Rashaad Newsome
  • Lovie Olivia
  • Ebony G. Patterson
  • Howardena Pindell
  • Jamea Richmond-Edwards
  • Deborah Roberts
  • Lanecia A. Rouse
  • Tschabalala Self
  • Vitus Shell
  • Devan Shimoyama
  • David Shrobe
  • Lorna Simpson
  • Nyugen E. Smith
  • Paul Anthony Smith
  • Shinique Smith
  • Mickalene Thomas
  • Kara Walker
  • Didier William
  • Kandis Williams

About Frist Art Museum

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Art Museum opened in 2001 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. The Frist is a non-collecting museum and hosts 12–15 exhibitions from some of the most prestigious collections in the world, as well as award-winning shows organized in-house. Our exhibitions change every few months, so plan to visit often to see what’s new. See a list of current exhibitions and current events being offered.

VISION
The vision of the Frist Art Museum is to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways.

MISSION
The mission of the Frist Art Museum is to present and originate high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities.

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