Kerry James Marshall Art Focuses on Social Emancipation

October 17, 2013  |   Feature,   World
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A long-time resident of Chicago, Kerry James Marshall is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of his generation.

A public art project by Kerry James Marshall in Des Moines, IA is being developed.

Strongly influenced by his experiences as a young man, Marshall developed a signature style as an artist, centering on the life and history of the black subject. His now-substantial body of work offers his perspective on the complexity of the African-American condition, along with its persistent issues of race politics, cultural representation and social emancipation.

A major exhibition called KERRY JAMES MARSHALL Painting and Other Stuff is currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp (Dutch: Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, commonly abbreviated as M HKA).

The exhibition is co-organized by M HKA, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark, Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, Spain and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain. It is a long-overdue survey of Marshall’s work in mainland-Europe, and the most substantial presentations in his career to date. The exhibition is realized with the support of The Embassy of the United States of America.