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My Big Black America

April 19 - May 16th, 2015
Curated by Mikhaile Solomon
Corridor Gallery
334 Grand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Open to the public Sundays 12-6 and by appointment
(718) 230-5002
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In Not in Our Lifetimes, author Michael C. Dawson, argues “that achieving the dreams of racial and economic equality will require the sort of coalition-building and reaching across racial divides that have always marked successful political movements”. Through works in various media presented by a diverse group of contemporary artists, My Big Black America, curated by Mikhaile Solomon, chronicles both losses and triumphs of Black America both before and during Barack Obama presidency. The group collectively measures the instances in our history of Black America against this critical point in history where we still experience marked examples of inequality and injustice, which do not solely affect Black America but damages the structural integrity of our entire nation.

Wesley Clark’s work, including the eponymous work from which the exhibition is titled, serve as metaphorical constructs that illustrates both Black America’s contribution to building our great nation as well as the endured injustice that has historically characterized the experience of many Americans.

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