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Lorraine O'Grady

Mlle Bourgeoise Noire Goes to the New Museum, performed at the New Museum, performance, 1981

Lorraine O'Grady is included in the group exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 curated by Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley, and organized by Andrea Álvarez
and Jasmine Magaña, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period. The exhibition features a wide array of work, including performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and printmaking by a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds and radical political movements.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222