Exhibition Website

Sep 14 2017 - Jan 15 2018

Studio Museum in Harlem

New York City, NY

Fictions is a survey of recent work by nineteen emerging artists of African descent who live and work across the United States. The artists in the exhibition engage with a variety of media—including video, photography, drawing and sculpture—with some combining multiple artistic practices to create large-scale installations. 

The works in Fictions investigate questions that stand at the core of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s mission to be the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally, and for work inspired by black culture. They draw inspiration from diverse sources—such as everyday objects, childhood memories, current and historic events, and the body—often creating parallel or alternate narratives that complicate fact, fiction and memory.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.   
IMAGE: Walter Price, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (detail), 2017 Acrylic on canvas, 60 × 48 in. Courtesy the artist and Karma, New York Photo: Adam Reich


  • Various Media
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Group show

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