Marking the presentation of a London-themed painting by Kerry James Marshall at Tate Britain, the artist will be in conversation about his work and career with Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern’s senior curator of international art.
Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 PM (ticketed event)
Starr Cinema at Tate Modern, London
Kerry James Marshall: Look See, the artist’s debut exhibition at David Zwirner, London, in 2014, marked his first solo show in the city since his 2005 presentation at the Camden Arts Centre. Two years later, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, an American museum retrospective surveying thirty-five years of the artist’s work, traveled from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to The Met Breuer in New York before concluding its critically acclaimed tour at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 2017. "One of the great history painters of our time," Holland Cotter wrote in The New York Times; "That’s the painter you’ll see in Kerry James Marshall: Mastry."
Currently on view at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) through May 13, 2018, Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas explores how these artists’ work challenges perceptions of race and representation, recasting the Western artistic canon.
Image: © Kerry James Marshall. Photo by Felix Clay. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner London