30 Americans in Washington, DC
It might be time to book that plane ticket to Washington, DC.
Opening October 1, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design presents 30 Americans.
According to a press release, 30 Americans is “a wide-ranging survey of works by many of the most important African-American contemporary artists of the last three decades. By bringing seminal artistic figures together with younger and emerging artists, the exhibition explores artistic influence across generations and sheds light on issues of racial, sexual and historical identity. Often provocative and challenging, 30 Americans at the Corcoran explores ideas central to the American experience.”
Artpace alum are among the 30 participating artists: Mark Bradford (IAIR 08.2), Leonardo Drew (IAIR 95.4 and WW 10.3), Glenn Ligon (IAIR 98.1), Rodney McMillian (IAIR 08.1), Wangechi Mutu (IAIR 04.3), Kara Walker (HSR 99.3), and Kehinde Wiley (HSR 09.1).
30 Americans runs through February 12, 2012.
Credit: Kehinde Wiley, The World Stage: Africa, Lagos~Dakar, 2009. Installation view. Photo by Todd Johnson