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Frank Bowling | Mapping Black Identities | Minneapolis Institute of Art

January 23, 2019

Hales Gallery is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition Mapping Black Identities, which takes inspiration from Mia’s recent acquisition of Frank Bowling’s map painting False Start (1970). Mapping Black Identities challenges the notion of Black identity as monolithic. Championing the diverse experiences of artists from America, Africa, and the diaspora, this exhibition seeks to amplify underrepresented voices and create connections around the concept of Blackness in contemporary art across time and place.

 

Mapping is a colonial practice tied to painful histories of conquest and domination. Here, mapping functions as a powerful way to reclaim spaces—such as the museum—that have traditionally excluded or overlooked work by Black artists.

 


 

Frank Bowling

Mapping Black Identities

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

 

21 February- 15 March 2019

 

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