Lorraine O'Grady

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

 February 11 - June 3, 2012
Lorraine O'Grady, Art Is... (center)
This Will Have Been: This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s (2012)
Installation view; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Lorraine O'Grady, Art Is... (center)
This Will Have Been: This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s (2012)
Installation view; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Float with Back of Troupe) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Float with Back of Troupe) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Faded Renaissance) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Faded Renaissance) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Girlfriends Times Two) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Girlfriends Times Two) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Guys in a Crowd) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Guys in a Crowd) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Man with Baby) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Man with Baby) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Float on 125th Street) (1983/2009 )
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Float on 125th Street) (1983/2009 )
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Woman with Man and Cop Watching) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Woman with Man and Cop Watching) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Cop Eyeing Young Man) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Cop Eyeing Young Man) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Woman and Girl with Stripes) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Woman and Girl with Stripes) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Stone and Brick with Egyptian Motif) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Stone and Brick with Egyptian Motif) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Caught in the Art) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Caught in the Art) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Woman with Stripes) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Woman with Stripes) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Man with Rings and Child) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Man with Rings and Child) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is...(Star East Monuments) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is...(Star East Monuments) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Man with a Camera) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Man with a Camera) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Metropolitan Baptist) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Metropolitan Baptist) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Cop Framed) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Cop Framed) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Sheadrach Home Cooking) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Sheadrach Home Cooking) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Woman and Umbrella) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Woman and Umbrella) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady 
Art Is. . . (Colt 45 “African” Float) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is. . . (Colt 45 “African” Float) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Women in Crowd Framed) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Lorraine O'Grady
Art Is... (Women in Crowd Framed) (1983/2009)
C-print: 16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP

About the Exhibition



February 11 - June 3, 2012

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
February 11 - June 3, 2012

Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
June 30 - September 30, 2012

Lorraine O'Grady exhibits in This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, a group exhibition organized by Helen Molesworth, Barbara Lee Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston. O'Grady's Art Is... series (1983/2009) is featured in this traveling exhibition that tackles political concepts in visual art from 1979-1992. Art Is.. a 1983 performance intervention in the African-American Pride Parade was made in response to a fellow activist’s challenge that “avant-garde art doesn’t have anything to do with Black people”. Photo-documentation of the resulting artwork, made specifically for a non-art world audience, shows performers interacting with parade spectators, framing people and the Harlem street scape with gold frames in an affirmative, joyful encounter.

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