For her solo exhibition at The Shed (16 October 2020–11 April 2021), Howardena Pindell presents a number of works including 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: Slavery Memorial: Lash, 1998–99
Mixed media on canvas. 55 ¼ x 136 ½ inches
Courtesy the artist, Garth Greenan Gallery and Victoria Miro