Art In America

“The Shadows Took Shape”

at Studio Museum in Harlem,
144 W 125th St

With "The Shadows Took Shape," an exploration of Afrofuturism, the Studio Museum in Harlem provides a more cohesive and satisfying take on artistic speculation about the future than "Expo 1" carnival at MoMA PS1. Of note here are archival material from Herman Poole Blount, otherwise known as jazz composer and bandleader Sun Ra; documentarian John Akomfrah's The Last Angel of History (featuring such literary greats as Octavia E. Butler and Samuel R. Delany, among others); and a marker drawing by graffiti artist and MC Rammellzee, who rapped over beats produced by Jean-Michel Basquiat before Jay-Z ever dropped his name.

 

 

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