Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Expressive Force of Blackness
One artist’s improvisation on another’s.
Jan 21, 2021
The text below is excerpted from the MoMA publication Among Others: Blackness at MoMA, edited by Darby English and Charlotte Barat. Chosen by the New York Times as one of the Best Art Books of 2019 and by ARTNews as one of the Best Art Books of the Decade, Among Others is the first substantial exploration of a major museum’s uneven historical relationship with Black artists, Black audiences, and the broader subject of racial Blackness. For the next few months, we will be featuring selected excerpts, beginning with Hervé Télémaque’s poetic dissection of a busy Basquiat drawing.
Among Others: A Conversation
Ann Temkin, Darby English, and Howardena Pindell discuss the history of blackness at MoMA.
Howardena Pindell, Darby English, Ann Temkin
Oct 10, 2019
New to MoMA
Hervé Télémaque’s The Ugly American
Curator Yasmil Raymond discusses what was so “ugly” about Télémaque’s America.
Yasmil Raymond, Isabel Custodio
Dec 10, 2018