at The University of Chicago

Kerry James Marshall

May 06 – June 28, 1998

Kerry James Marshall - untitled
Kerry James Marshall
untitled, 1998
relief prints

Kerry James Marshall''s exhibition, Mementos, is a requiem to the 60s, a decade synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement.

Conceived as an installation for The Society, it features three new paintings, two sculptural components, a video projection and is replete with an anglic pantheon of African-American cultural and political figures who died between 1959 and 1979. Marshall uses the genre of history painting to reread the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and the whole of African-American History in relation to a very complx present.

This exhibition traveled to Brooklyn Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Fine Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Santa Monica Museum; and Boise At Museum.


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