Black Image Corporation
Artist and UChicago faculty member Theaster Gates and art historian Romi Crawford are brought together through a shared engagement with archival photographs made of and by black people, the deployment of which has rarely been controlled by black people. This Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellowship aims to redeploy the black image aesthetically, historically, economically, and for the public.
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The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry is pleased to partner with Logan Center Exhibitions to present Theaster Gates' and Romi Crawford's first curatorial collaboration: K. Kofi Moyo and FESTAC ’77: The Activation of a Black Archive. The exhibition resituates, and also finds a place for, a cache of images from the archive of Karega Kofi Moyo, a Chicago-based photographer active between 1968 and 1978, a pivotal time for Black liberation and cultural production.