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Dream in the Rhythm

Artist: Grace Wales Bonner

Author: Michelle Kuo

Publisher: MoMA

Through an extraordinary selection of nearly 80 works from The Museum of Modern Art’s collection and archives, this unique volume draws multisensory connections between pictures and poems, music and performance. Photographs, scores and films by artists such as Dawoud Bey, Mark Bradford, Roy DeCarava, Lee Friedlander, David Hammons, Glenn Ligon, Steve McQueen, Lorna Simpson and Ming Smith, among others, are juxtaposed with signal texts by Black authors spanning the past century, including Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, June Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Ishmael Reed, Greg Tate, Jean Toomer, Quincy Troupe and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Artist’s Choice: Grace Wales Bonner—Spirit Movers, this publication is a deeply personal meditation on and around modern Black expression that echoes Wales Bonner’s own vibrant, virtuosic designs.

Grace Wales Bonner is the founder and artistic director of Wales Bonner. While she sees herself primarily as a researcher, her practice extends to curation, filmmaking and publishing. In 2019 she curated her first institutional exhibition, A Time for New Dreams, at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

Publication date:2024
Number of pages: 75 pages
Weight: 1,20 Kg.
Dimensions: 18,4 × 23,2 cm
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