BLACK IS, BLACK AIN’T

Black Is, Black Ain’t examines the topic of race from a fresh perspective and in the context of a post-Civil Rights era, where discussions of race have shifted from a focus on inclusion and equality as expressed in the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr., to a concerted but open-ended effort to make race socially and politically irrelevant.

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BLACK IS, BLACK AIN’T

FEBRUARY 13 – MAY 3, 2009


Black Is, Black Ain’t examines the topic of race from a fresh perspective and in the context of a post-Civil Rights era, where discussions of race have shifted from a focus on inclusion and equality as expressed in the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr., to a concerted but open-ended effort to make race socially and politically irrelevant.

The exhibition features works by over 20 African-American and non-African-American artists who thoughtfully and provocatively touch and reflect on subjects such as race, gender, sexuality, representation and language. History and class also feature prominently, offering a unique opportunity to revisit and rethink these important topics of race through the eyes of exceptional contemporary artists.

Terry Adkins
Edgar Arceneaux
Jonathan Calm
Paul D’Amato
Deborah Grant
Todd Gray
Jason Lazarus
David Levinthal
Glenn Ligon
Rodney McMillian
Jerome Mosley
Virginia Nimarkoh
Demetrius Oliver
Sze Lin Pang
William Pope.L
Robert A. Pruitt
Randy Regier
Daniel Roth
Andres Serrano
Hank Willis Thomas
Mickalene Thomas


Curated by Hamza Walker and organized by the Renaissance Society of Chicago.

Sponsorship for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s 2009 exhibitions is provided in part by The Kresge Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc, and Masco Corporation Foundation.


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