An exhibition (7 October 2020–17 January 2021) examining the violent, historical trauma of racism in America and the therapeutic power of artistic creation.
For her solo exhibition at The Shed, Howardena Pindell will present Rope/Fire/Water, her first video in 25 years. In this powerful work, Pindell recounts personal anecdotes and anthropological and historical data related to lynchings and racist attacks in the United States. She accompanies this voice-over with archival photos of lynchings and the historic Birmingham, Alabama, Children’s Crusade, a series of nonviolent protests carried out by young people in May 1963.
Image: Howardena Pindell, Songlines: Labyrinth (Versailles), 2017
Mixed media on canvas. 40 ½ x 80 inches
Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York