Sunday, August 13

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

Faith Ringgold, For the Women’s House, 1971
"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—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period. Presenting a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds, radical political movements, and profound social change, the exhibition features a wide array of work, including conceptual, performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. ..."
Brooklyn Museum
NY Times: To Be Black, Female and Fed Up With the Mainstream
WNYC: "We Wanted a Revolution" a Radical Affirmation of Black Women Artists (Audio)