While some museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are currently open as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.
Since adopting the party-crashing persona of Mlle Bourgeoise Noire in the early 1980s, Lorraine O’Grady has blurred the lines between performance, politics and conceptual art. This career retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum (5 March–18 July) focuses on 12 major projects over the past four decades – including Miscegenated Family Album (1994), a photo-installation that presented images of Queen Nefertiti alongside O’Grady’s late sister, and Art Is… (1983), a performance for which O’Grady took a large gold picture frame to the African-American Day Parade in Harlem, as a direct challenge to the idea that ‘avant-garde art doesn’t have anything to do with Black people’. Find out more from the Brooklyn Museum’s website.
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