We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

Feb 17, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

Phone Number: (716) 882-8700
Contact: info@albrightknox.org
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Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85, including work by Lorraine O'Grady, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. The exhibition is curated by Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley, and organized by Andrea Álvarez and Jasmine Magaña.

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.

The exhibition features O'Grady's Rivers, First Draft (1982/2015), and Untitled (Mlle Burgeoise Noire) (1980-83/2009), accompanied by the original gown worn by O'Grady during the performance in 1980-83.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85
will travel to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts. The exhibition is accompanied by two publications.

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Event Type: Exhibition