12 Jun A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration with Zoë Charlton
Brooklyn Museum Presents A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration
This exhibition features 12 acclaimed Black contemporary artists, one being our very own Zoë Charlton.
Artist; Professor of Art, Interim Co-Director, and Baltimore-based artist Zoë Charlton’s Permanent Change of Station (2022), features an 81” x 214” drawing on paper and a life-size pop-up book of collages. Charlton considers how military service enabled social advancement for families like her own, even during periods of American intervention in Vietnam.
This exhibition brought together these 12 artists to explore the effects of the Great Migration on the sociopolitical makeup of the United States.
As stated in HYPERALLERGIC “between 1915 and 1970, in the wake of racial terror during the post-Reconstruction period, millions of Black Americans moved from their homes to other areas within the South and to other parts of the country. This remarkable movement of people, known as The Great Migration, caused a radical shift in the demographic, economic, and sociopolitical makeup of the United States”
ARTnews writes “the show frames the Great Migration as not only a flight from economic and racial inequality, but also a move toward independence and self-invention.”
A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration, and is on display through June 25.
You can read the full article, find location information, listen to a podcast about the show, and see all featured artists here!
Zoë Charlton (b. 1973), Permanent Change of Station, 2022. collage on wood panel. 72 1/8 x 214 x 120 in. Courtesy the artist. TGM12. Photography by Mitro Hood. Courtesy of the Mississippi Museum of Art and Baltimore Museum of Art.
Zoë Charlton (b. 1973), Permanent Change of Station, 2022. graphite, gouache, collage of paper. 81 x 214 in. Courtesy the artist. TGM13.Photography by Mitro Hood. Courtesy of the Mississippi Museum of Art and Baltimore Museum of Art.