New Museum unveils ‘Grief & Grievance: Art and Mourning in America’

February 17, 2021

The New Museum presents "Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America" conceived by curator, Okwui Enwezor. The exhibition brings together thirty seven whose works address black grief as a national emergency in the face of a politically orchestrated white grievance.

The press release for the exhibition notes artists such as Glenn Ligon, Mark Bradford, Julie Mehretu, Rashid Johnson, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and many more "address the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to the national emergency of racist violence experienced by Black communities across America."

Take a sneak peak of the exhibition which is now open to the public. The curation was supported by advisors Naomi Beckwith, Massimiliano Gioni, Glenn Ligon, and Mark Nash. Images courtesy of the New Museum.