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Benefit Week | Tour of ‘Faith Ringgold: American People’ at the New Museum
April 8 @ 4:00 pm
Please join us at the New Museum after our Annual Benefit & Award Ceremony for a private tour of Faith Ringgold: American People. Our tour will be led by Curatorial Assistant, Madeline Weisburg. Bringing together over fifty years of work, the exhibition provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the artist’s vision.
Artist, author, educator, and organizer, Faith Ringgold is one of the most influential cultural figures of her generation. Her career links the multi-disciplinary practices of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today. For sixty years, Ringgold has drawn from both personal autobiography and collective histories to both document her life as an artist and mother and to amplify the struggles for social justice and equity. From creating some of the most indelible artworks of the civil rights era to challenging accepted hierarchies of art versus craft through her experimental story quilts, Faith Ringgold has produced a body of work that bears witness to the complexity of the American experience.
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About Madeline Weisburg
Madeline Weisburg is a curator, editor, and researcher based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a Curatorial Assistant at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Curatorial Researcher for the 59th Venice Biennale (2022). Madeline has previously held curatorial positions at the Jewish Museum and in the Department of Photography at MoMA. She was 2017–18 Curatorial Fellow at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, post at MoMA, and elsewhere. She holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History: Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA) from Columbia University as well as a dual BA in Art History and BFA in Studio Art from Tufts University in partnership with the School of the Museum Fine Arts, Boston.
About the Exhibition
Faith Ringgold: American People is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of this groundbreaking artist’s vision, highlighted by the first full presentation of her historic French Collection in over twenty years along with many other quintessential works that will be exhibited together for the first time in decades. Featuring Ringgold’s best-known series, this show examines the artist’s figurative style as it evolved to meet the urgency of political and social change. The exhibition also foregrounds her radical explorations of gender and racial identities, which the artist incorporates into the rich textures of her paintings, soft sculptures, and story quilts. Among the most important artworks of the past fifty years, Ringgold’s fabric works combine local traditions and global references to compose a polyphonic history of this country. Long overdue, this retrospective provides a timely opportunity to experience the art of an American icon.
Image: Faith Ringgold, American People Series #18: The Flag Is Bleeding, 1967. Oil on canvas, 72 × 96 in. (182.9 × 243.8 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons’ Permanent Fund and Gift of Glenstone Foundation (2021.28.1). © Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2021
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