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Interrogating Identity

Group show at Grey Art Gallery and Study Centre , Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Madison Art Center, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College. 1991
Date: 12 March, 1991 until 18 May, 1991
Curator: Kellie Jones and Thomas W. Sokolowski
Organiser: Grey Art Gallery and Study Centre

Interrogating Identity was a 1991 exhibition that took place at the Grey Art Gallery & Study Center, New York University. It featured a wide range of artists, born in a disparate range of countries such as Guyana, Philippines, China, and Malta, and living in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States. Following its showing at the Grey Art Gallery & Study Center, the exhibition toured to several other venues.

From the catalogue introduction, by the exhibition’s curators, Kellie Jones and Thomas W. Sokolowski: “The present exhibition has chosen to view the search for identity as it has taken place in the three primarily English-speaking countries: Canada, Great Britain, and the United States of America. The choice of this particular triad relates not only to linguistic compatibility, but also to the former relationship between England and her North American Colonies. This latter element is most important considering that the subsequent waves of immigrants to all three countries have occasioned the redefinitions of national identity moving away from traditional monolithic views toward varying notions of multiculturalism.“

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People in this exhibition + view all 17

»  Glenn Ligon

Born, 1960 in New York

»  Lani Maestro

Born, 1957 in Philippines

»  Ingrid Pollard

Born, 1953 in Georgetown, Guyana

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  Gary Simmons

Born, 1964 in New York, New York, USA

Exhibition venues

»  Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio, United States of America

»  Grey Art Gallery and Study Centre

New York, United States of America

»  Madison Art Center

Madison, United States of America

»  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, United States of America

»  Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, United States of America