The
Renaissance
Society

at The University of Chicago
 

Black Is, Black Ain't

April 20 – June 08, 2008

 
Andres Serrano - The Interpretation of Dreams  (White Nigger)
Andres Serrano
The Interpretation of Dreams (White Nigger), 2001
Cibachrome
60" x 50"
Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert New York/PAris
 
 
Glenn Ligon Warm Broad Glow, 2005 Neon 39 x 192 inches Courtesy of Sender Collection, courtesy of Levin Art Group
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Paul D Amato 624 W. Division, 2007 archival inkjet print 39 x 47 inches
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
David Levinthal Untitled, from the Blackface series Polaroids 24 x 30 inches Courtesy of Gering and Lopez Gallery
David Levinthal Untitled, from the Blackface series Polaroids 24 x 20 inches Courtesy of Gering and Lopez Gallery
David Levinthal Untitled, from the Blackface series Polaroids 24 x 20 inches Courtesy of Gering and Lopez Gallery
David Levinthal Untitled, from the Blackface series Polaroids 24 x 20 inches Courtesy of Gering and Lopez Gallery
David Levinthal Untitled, from the Blackface series Polaroids 24 x 20 inches Courtesy of Gering and Lopez Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas The Johnson Family (from the Unbranded series) 1981/, 2006 Lambda photograph 42.75 x 44.75 inches framed Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Jason Lazarus Standing at the grave of Emmet Till, day of exhumation, May 31st, (Alsip, IL), 2005 archival inkjet 40x50  Courtesy of Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Andres Serrano The Interpretation of Dreams  (White Nigger), 2001 Cibachrome 60  x 50  Courtesy of  the artist and Yvon Lambert  New York/PAris
Andres Serrano Woman with Infant, 1996 Cibachrome 60 x 49.5 inches, Edition 1 of 3 Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert New York/Paris
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Jonathan Calm Baruch Runoff #2, 2008 Pigment print 40 x 50 inches Courtesy of Maggie Adler, Boston
Johathan Calm Isaacs Runoff #1, 2008 Pigment print 50 x 40 inches Courtesy of the artist and Caren Golden Fine Art, New York
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Deborah Grant Capsizing the Niggerati, 2006 Paper, ink, acrylic on Arches W.C. paper 24.25 x 20.25 inches Courtesy of the artist and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas,TX
Deborah Grant Capsizing the Niggerati, 2006 Paper, ink, acrylic on Arches W.C. paper 24.25 x 20.25 inches Courtesy of the artist and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas,TX
Deborah Grant Capsizing the Niggerati, 2006 Paper, ink, acrylic on Arches W.C. paper 24.25 x 20.25 inches Courtesy of the artist and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas,TX
Deborah Grant Capsizing the Niggerati, 2006 Paper, ink, acrylic on Arches W.C. paper 24.25 x 20.25 inches Courtesy of the artist and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas,TX
Terry Adkins Darkwater Record, 2003 Tape recorders, porcelain bust, cassette tape loops of excerpts from  Socialism and the American Negro  speech by W.E.B. Du Bois Courtesy of Blanche Bruce
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Daniel Roth Cabrini Green Forest (Portal), 2004 drawings, photographs, and fiberglass Courtesy of the artist and Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
Daniel Roth Cabrini Green Forest (Portal), 2004 drawings, photographs, and fiberglas Courtesy of the artist and Donald Young Gallery, Chicago
Carl Pope Exhibition poster, 2008 24 x 18 inches
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Virginia Nimarkoh Untitled #1 (After Gerhard Richter, Betty, 1988), 2001 C-print 50 x 39.5 inches Courtesy of the artist
Virginia Nimarkoh Nubian Queen, 1999 13 drawings by portrait artists in Leicester Square, London Courtesy of the artist
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Sze Lin Pang Fetichito, 2006 Mixed media 22 x 16 x 42 inches
Sze Lin Pang Fetichito, detail, 2006 Mixed media 22 x 16 x 42 inches
Mickalene Thomas Lovely Six Foota, 2007 C-print 65.25 x 67.25 inches Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Elizabeth Axtman Still from  American Classics , 2006 Video 3.5 min. Courtesy of the artist
Elizabeth Axtman Still from  American Classics , 2006 Video 3.5 min. Courtesy of the artist
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Todd Gray Horse, 2003 Archival pigment print 34 x 28 inches Courtesy of the artist
Todd Gray 7-34-08.5.26.05, 2005 Archival pigment print 21? x 16? Courtesy of the artist
Todd Gray 5-26-05.12.33.38, 2005 Archival pigment print 21 x 16 inches Courtesy of the artist
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Paul  D Amato Bedroom Door, 2007 archival inkjet print 47 x 39 inches
Paul D Amato Tashma, 2007 archival inkjet print 47 x 39  inches
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Edgar  Arceneaux Failed Attempt at Crystallization, 2002 Glass,sugar,crystals,wood,mirror,book 55  x 18 x 20 inches Courtesy of Collection of Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Edgar  Arceneaux Failed Attempt at Crystallization, 2002 Glass, sugar, crystals, wood, mirror, book 55 x 18 x 20 inches Courtesy of Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Thomas Johnson What a Black Man Feels Like, 2004 Video 29 min.
Thomas Johnson What a Black Man Feels Like, 2004 Video 29 min.
Thomas Johnson A White Man Listens To Himself, 2008 Live performance April 20 - May 10, 2008Wed-Fri: 10 am - 5 pm, Sat-Sun: 12 - 5 pmwith two 20 minute breaks daily
William Pope.L One Substance, Eight Supports, One Situation, 2008 Eight pine shelves, each a different color, and flour Dimensions variable
William Pope.L One Substance, Eight Supports, One Situation, 2008 Eight pine shelves, each a different color, and flour Dimensions variable
William Pope.L One Substance, Eight Supports, One Situation, 2008 Eight pine shelves, each a different color, and flour Variable dimension
William Pope.L Skin Set Drawings, 2008 Ink, white glue, ashes, coffee, and graphite on paper 20 drawings, 11 x 8.5 inches each
William Pope.L Skin Set: Red People Are The Tip For Which The Iceberg Has Been Waiting, 2004 Mixed media 11 x 8.5 inches
William Pope.L Skin Set: Black People Are For Rent, 2001 Mixed media 11 x 8.5 inches
Demetrius  Oliver Till, 2004 Digital chromogenic print 27 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches Courtesy of Private Collection
 Black Is, Black Ain t Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 2008
Rodney  McMillian Chair, 2003 Found overstuffed chair 33 x 38 x 33 inches Courtesy of Collection Gaby and Wilhelm Schuermann
Rodney  McMillian Untitled (in progress) , 2003 Oil on canvas 27 x 27 inches Courtesy of Collection Gaby and Wilhelm Schuermann
Robert A.  Pruitt For Whom the Bell Curves, 2004 12 gold chains 47 x 60 inches Courtesy of Collection Studio Museum in Harlem
Hank Willis  Thomas It s About Time, 2006 Light-jet prints mounted on foamboard 84 x 30 x 24 inches Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Randy  Regier Impending Future Bus, 2004 Mixed media 56 x 12.5 9.5 inches
Randy  Regier Impending Future Bus (detail) , 2004 Mixed media 56 x 12.5 x 9.5 inches

   
   
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