2015 Winner: When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South
Every so often, an exhibit is so evocative it stays with you long after you’ve left the museum. Such was the case for When the Stars Begin to Fall, the ICA’s recent exhibit examining black experiences in the South through the work of 35 artists, from self-taught outsider talents to major names like Kara Walker. At once unsettling, inspiring, provocative and violently, vibrantly beautiful, it featured disparate and atmospheric works, from James “Son” Thomas’ clay skulls and Beverly Buchanan’s small-scale sculptural renderings of rural homes to David Hammons’ dirt- and cigar-filled bottles and Lauren Kelley’s unnerving stop-motion videos.
When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South
Challenging Western stereotypes of Middle Eastern women, this Kristen Gresh-curated exhibit spotlighted approximately 100 photos and two videos by a dozen artists...