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Zandile Tshabalala, Two Reclining Women, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 91.5 cm. Courtesy of Zandile Tshabalala Studio.

Zeitz MOCAA presents When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting

November 20, 2022–September 3, 2023 The exhibition, book, and discursive programming included in When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting investigate Black self-representation and celebrate global Black subjectivities and Black awareness from pan-African and pan-diasporic perspectives. It audaciously engages renowned contemporary Black philosophers, authors, and poets in conversation with works created…

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Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin, Sunport, 2022. Installation view, Sun Seekers, The Arts Center at Governors Island, New York, 2022. Photo: Gregory Gentert.

Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin: The Sun Seekers at the Arts Center at Governors Island

October 14–30, 2022 The site-specific, interactive exhibition Sun Seekers, created by sisters Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin, imagines and inhabits an alternate world that maintains a close relationship to our experience of indoor onscreen life (the Wreck-tangle world)—a world where we put down our cellphones, heal our bodies, and reestablish contact with the sun and…

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Simone Leigh: Façade, 2022. Thatch, steel, and wood, dimensions variable. Satellite, 2022. Bronze, 24 feet x 10 feet x 7 feet 7 inches (overall). Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Timothy Schenck. © Simone Leigh.

US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale presents Loophole of Retreat: Venice

October 7–9, 2022 Loophole of Retreat: Venice, a gathering of Black women and femme intellectuals—performers, writers, filmmakers, artists, and activists—will take place October 7-9 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, expanding the U.S. Pavilion's presentation of artist Simone Leigh's work at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The project builds on the…

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Noor Abed, our songs were ready for all wars to come, 2021. Single-channel video with sound, 20 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

Para Site presents While we are embattled

October 2–November 20, 2022 Opening reception: September 30, 6–8pm While we are embattled, curated by Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza, is the seventh installment of Para Site's yearly Emerging Curators exhibition.The exhibition brings together works by Noor Abed, Morehshin Allahyari, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Sara Haq, Junghun Kim, Carolyn Lazard, Sabelo Mlangeni, Jota Mombaça, Avery…

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Photo: Laurie E. Dickson.

Willie Little at Oregon Contemporary

August 5–October 2, 2022 Reception: August 6, 5–8pm Artist conversation: August 6, 5:30pm Willie Little's solo show In My Own Little Corner is on view at Oregon Contemporary. The third and last exhibition in Oregon Contemporary's expansive program Site, a series of exhibitions by Oregon artists in place of the Portland2021 Biennial, is titled In My Own Little…

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Alisha B Wormsley, Remnants, Portals and Power: The Afterlife, 2022. Courtesy of Tom Little.

Mattress Factory presents SHRINE

June 17–December 30, 2022 SHRINE is a tripartite event that honors the building of holy places as sites of resistance and liberation struggle and is presented by The Mattress Factory (MF), Sibyls Shrine, and Pittsburgh-based artist and curator Jessica Gaynelle Moss. Through December 30, 2022, SHRINE will feature brand-new immersive works by six artists that combine technology…

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