MoMA, New York
21 October 2019 – January 2020
Whitney, New York
10 October 2019 – Winter 2020
Pope.L calls himself “The Friendliest Black Artist in America” and he is known for his bitingly humorous performance works, including his provocative ‘crawls’ on the streets of New York, that cut to the very heart of the country’s most pressing social issues. But Pope.L’s creativity also encompasses photography, sculpture, writing, painting, drawing and community projects. This three-part show, taking place this autumn/winter in New York, and organised jointly by the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Public Art Fund celebrates his work in all its forms. There’s a retrospective which revisits Pope.L’s thirteen early landmark performances, a new installation titled Choir that expands upon his long-time fascination with water and even the unveiling of an ambitious new crawl named Conquest.
Tompkins Square Crawl © Pope.L. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell – Innes & Nash, New York
Eating the Wall Street Journal © Pope.L. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell – Innes & Nash, New York
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