July 1, 2015 / 3:24pm
Jae Jarrell’s work was recently included in the groundbreaking exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, organized at the Brooklyn Museum by Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones. The exhibition offered “a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers how sixty-six of the decade’s artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Caribbean contemporaries, used wide-ranging aesthetic approaches to address the struggle for racial justice.”
Jae is also featured in the exhibition The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, opening on July 11, 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Curated by Naomi Beckwith (who recently visited us as MOCA Cleveland’s Spring 2015 Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator) and Dieter Roelstraete, the exhibition “links the vibrant legacy of the 1960s African American avant-garde to current art and culture.”
Jae is definitely having a moment and we’re thrilled to include six of her garments in How to Remain Human, including three that she made especially for the exhibition.