When You See Me: Visibility in Contemporary Art/History

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Apr 7 2024 - Apr 13 2025

Explore the complexities of visibility in this exhibition, When You See Me: Visibility in Contemporary Art/History

The exhibition aims to broaden and complicate official histories and their corresponding visual strategies to allow for richer representations of those who have been traditionally excluded or erased. When You See Me features nearly 60 works by a diverse, intergenerational group of 50 artists who contend with visibility both socially and formally. Their works explore invisibility, hypervisibility, the desire to be seen, and the right to be private. 

​​The multivocal nature of this show is reflected in its co-curation by the Museum’s entire Contemporary Art Department, which comprises Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck, Dr. Vivian Li, Ade Omotosho, and Veronica Myers.

Artists in the Exhibition: Pacita Abad | Michael Armitage | Hernan Bas | Kevin Beasley | Mark Bradford | Garrett Bradley | Sarah Cain | Willie Cole | Anthony Cudahy | Kyle Dunn | David Drake | Lizzie Fitch | Theaster Gates | Jameson Green | Jenna Gribbon | Chase Hall | David Hammons | Sky Hopinka | Peter Hujar | Rashid Johnson | Samuel Levi Jones | Rachel Jones | Shigeko Kubota | Yowshien Kuo | Simone Leigh | Marisol | Wangari Mathenge | Senga Nengudi | Ren Light Pan | Anna Park | Pope.L | Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) | Noah Purifoy | Christina Quarles | Marc Quinn | Gerhard Richter | Deborah Roberts | Ilana Savdie | Tschabalala Self | Tavares Strachan | Krzysztof Strzelecki | Salman Toor | Ryan Trecartin | Danh Vo | Nari Ward | Susan Weil | Charles White | David Wojnarowicz | Carrie Yamaoka | Michaela Yearwood-Dan

Credit: Overview from museum website

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