Books
Identity|November 2020
This month’s book selection explores the ability of art and architecture to immortalise the human experience, tackling topics such as race, memory, grief, loss and hope.

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

Okwui Enwezor

Published by Phaidon

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America is a timely and urgent exploration of the ways artists have grappled with race and grief in modern America, conceived by the late legendary Nigerian curator, art critic and writer, Okwui Enwezor, who helped bring global attention to African art. Featuring works by more than 30 artists and writings by leading scholars and art historians, this book — and its accompanying exhibition (also conceived by Enwezor) — gives voice to artists addressing concepts of mourning, commemoration and loss while considering their engagement with social movements, from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter.

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