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McArthur Binion in Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage

15 September—31 December 2023
Group exhibition at Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, USA

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The first major museum exhibition devoted to the subject, Multiplicity presents over 80 major collage and collage-informed works that reflect the breadth and complexity of Black identity.

Featuring an intergenerational group of 52 living artists, Multiplicity explores the varying ways collage is employed and how the technique suggests diverse conceptual concerns such as cultural hybridity, notions of beauty, gender fluidity, and historical memory. By assembling pieces of paper, photographs, fabric, and salvaged or repurposed materials, these artists create unified compositions that express the endless possibilities of Black-constructed narratives despite our fragmented society.

The included artists are Nina Chanel Abney, Derrick Adams, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Radcliffe Bailey, Sanford Biggers, McArthur Binion, Brittney Boyd Bullock, Mark Bradford, Tay Butler, Zoë Charlton, Andrea Chung, Jamal Cyrus, M. Florine Démosthène, Derek Fordjour, Genevieve Gaignard, Lauren Halsey, Kahlil Robert Irving, Tomashi Jackson, Arthur Jafa, Rashid Johnson, Yashua Klos, YoYo Lander, Rick Lowe, Kerry James Marshall, Rod McGaha, Lester Julian Merriweather, Helina Metaferia, Wardell Milan, Joiri Minaya, Troy Montes Michie, Devin N. Morris, Wangechi Mutu, Narcissister, Rashaad Newsome, Lovie Olivia, Ebony G. Patterson, Howardena Pindell, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Deborah Roberts, Lanecia A. Rouse, Tschabalala Self, Vitus Shell, Devan Shimoyama, David Shrobe, Lorna Simpson, Nyugen E. Smith, Paul Anthony Smith, Shinique Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Didier William, Kandis Williams.