The
Renaissance
Society

at The University of Chicago
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ARCHIVE SITE
Visit our new site for all current information.
 
   

Publications

Black Is, Black Ain't

 
 

2013, Hardcover, clothbound, 192 pg, 117 color illustrations
ISBN 0-941548-60-0
$45.00
Members: $36.00

 
 

Taking its title from Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, this exhibition explored a shift in the rhetoric of race from an earlier emphasis on inclusion to a present moment where racial identity is being simultaneously rejected and retained. Curated by Associate Curator and Education Director Hamza Walker, the exhibition brings together works by twenty-seven black and non-black artists whose work collectively examines a moment where the cultural production of so-called “blackness” is concurrent with efforts to make race socially and politically irrelevant.

Featuring essays by Huey Copeland, Darby English, Greg Foster-Rice, Amy M. Mooney, Kymberly N. Pinder, Krista Thompson, Hamza Walker, and Kenneth Warrren

   
   
The Renaissance Society
is a contemporary art
museum free and
open to the public
Mon  Aug 21, 2017