We Wanted A Revolution

black radical women, 1965 - 85

NYC's Brooklyn Museum plays host to a fantastic group show between April 21 - September 17, 2017. Focusing on the work of black women artists, “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85“ examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.

Presenting a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds, radical political movements, and profound social change, the exhibition features a wide array of work, including conceptual, performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

From top to botom: Jan van Raay (born 1942); Faith RInggold (right) and Michele Wallace (middle) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum 1971 // Betye Saar (born 1926); Liberation of Aunt Jemina: Cocktail, 1973 // Emma Amos (born 1938); Preparing for a face Lift, 1981 // Barbara Chase-Riboud (born 1929), Confessions for Myself, 1972