Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America (from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter)
by Okwui Enwezor , Naomi Beckwith ,(Editor), Massimiliano Gioni (Editor), Glenn Ligon (Editor), Mark Nash (Editor)
A timely and urgent exploration into the ways artists have grappled with race and grief in modern America
In recent years, the world has seen the rise of white nationalism in America and the tragic persistence of violence against African-Americans. Featuring works by more than 30 artists and writings by leading scholars and art historians, this book — and its accompanying exhibition — gives voice to artists addressing concepts of mourning, commemoration, and loss and considers their engagement with the social movements, from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter, that black grief has galvanized.