Publisher: Studio Museum In Harlem
Co-curated by Thelma Golden and former Associate Curator Christine Y. Kim, there are no prevailing themes in this exhibition, except perhaps an overwhelming sense of individuality. As its title suggests, Frequency pinpoints assimilates divergent sounds, situations and phenomena. The uses of imagery and materials in this exhibition are wide-ranging and experimental: rhinestones, sand, matches, cowrie shells, handmade set designs, appropriated sports footage, family snapshots, found objects from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and black contemporary and historical icons such as Harriet Tubman, Paul Robeson, Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, John Coltrane and Terrell Owens. In each work, aspects of American culture are re-imagined and refined for new purposes.