Latest News in Black Art: Rashid Johnson Installation at Whitney Museum Restaurant, Black Women Win Photography Prizes, Kaloki Nyamai Joins James Cohan Gallery

  Latest News in Black Art features updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   RASHID JOHNSON, “New Poetry,” 2023 (black steel, ceramics, grow lights, plants, wood, shea butter, books, films on CRT monitors, 190 x 359 1/2 x 65 inches / 482.6 x 913 x 165 cm). | © Rashid Johnson. Photo by Max Touhey   Museums The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York commissioned Rashid Johnson to create a new work for its renovated ground-floor restaurant space, now home to a Frenchette Bakery and cafe. Johnson’s “New Poetry” (2023) is a black steel indoor/outdoor installation. Standing 15-feet high and 30-feet wide, the sculptural work features shelves of plants, grow lights, ceramic vessels, books, shea butter, and monitors playing video works. In December, “Nourish,” a large, wall size ceramic tile work by artist Dyani White Hawk will be installed in the museum’s eight-floor restaurant, which is scheduled to open in 2024. (11/1) | New York Times “Poetry is a vehicle for the exploration of critical concerns, aesthetics, and the romantic. It is a mode that acts as a mirror of all other mediums. I consider this sculpture to be a poem.” — Rashid […]

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