Tomashi Jackson : across the universe / contributions by Nikita Gale, Robin D. G. Kelley, Miranda Lash, Liz Munsell, Megan O'Grady, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Zoé Whitley.

Jackson, Tomashi, 1980- [Browse]
  • New York, NY : Rizzoli Electa ; Denver, CO : in association with MCA Denver, 2024.
  • ©2024
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm


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"Deeply committed to social justice, artist Tomashi Jackson creates vibrant prints, paintings, videos, textiles, and sculptures that powerfully explore systemic inequities found throughout US history. This is the first book to present the evolution of Jackson's work. Over the course of her career, Jackson has closely investigated specific histories related to cities, lands, and individuals in the United States, with the purpose of revealing how systemic racism and civil rights advocacy have informed America's approach to housing, education, transportation, voter disenfranchisement, police brutality, migration, and agriculture. Inspired by Josef Albers's research on the relativity of color, she employs image layering and the effects of light and perception toward illuminating underrecognized patterns of activism, resistance, oppression, and societal advances. This volume offers an opportunity to look comprehensively at overarching themes and developments in her process by gathering bodies of work in a variety of media created over time and in different locations. Jackson's engaging and nuanced approach to US history situates her as one of the most relevant artists practicing today." --Amazon.
  • Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe' organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and held there, June 14-September 10, 2023; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, February 10-June 2, 2024; Tufts University Art Galleries, Medford, MA, July 30-December 1, 2024; and Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, January-May 2025.
  • "Published ... in association with MCA Denver ... "--Colophon.
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  • Foreword / Nora Burnett Abrams
  • Our democracy in color : Tomashi Jackson depicts the American experiment / Miranda Lash
  • "Histories in collision" / Robin D. G. Kelley
  • Larry Ossei-Mensah in conversation with Tomashi Jackson and Nikita Gale
  • Ecology of fear (Abrams for governor of Georgia) (negro women wait to congratulate LBJ), 2020 / Zoé Whitley
  • Future great societies / Liz Munsell
  • Slow down : Tomashi Jackson on mountain time / Megan O'Grady
  • Endnotes
  • Exhibition checklist
  • Index of artworks
  • About the artist
  • Contributors' biographies
  • Acknowledgments.
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Across the universe
  • 9780847899388 ((hardcover))
  • 0847899381 ((hardcover))
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