Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Artists/Activists: Marcellous Lovelace, Frank D. Robinson, and Siphne Sylve - March 7 – May 10, 2015
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art | Gallery 29
Modern artists have a long history of engaging in politics—from Francisco de Goya’s prints deploring the atrocities committed against civilians during the Peninsular War (1807-14) in Spain, to Nancy Spero’s War Series (1966-70) that protested against the United States incursion in Vietnam. The artists in this exhibition address a variety of social, cultural, and political issues in their work, not only expressing their feelings about their subjects but also hopeful that their images might move viewers to consider a different viewpoint. The exhibition has been organized to complement This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, bringing the concept of activism into the present through a variety of different media.
Curated by Marina Pacini, Interim Director
MARCELLOUS LOVELACE, AMERICAN, B. 1975
I CANNOT BE MOVED (PIGGY LYNCH), 2008
MIXED MEDIA ON FOUND WOOD
ON LOAN FROM THE ARTIST
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an art museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The Brooks Museum, which was founded in 1916, is the oldest and largest art museum in the state of Tennessee. The museum is a privately funded nonprofit institution located inOverton Park in Midtown Memphis.