Renée Cox, Miss Thang, 2009, from the series The Discreet Charm of the Bougies. Courtesy the artist
Renée Cox, Miss Thang, 2009, from the series The Discreet Charm of the Bougies. Courtesy the artist 

BLACK VENUS

13/05/2022 - 28/08/2022

Fotografiska New York 
281 Park Avenue South/22nd 
 
10010 New York

www.fotografiska.com/nyc/   

 
BLACK VENUS is an exhibition that surveys the legacy of Black women in visual culture – from fetishized, colonial-era caricatures, to the present-day reclamation of the rich complexity of Black womanhood by 19 artists (of numerous nationalities and with birth years spanning 1942 to 1997). This exhibition is a celebration of Black beauty, an investigation into the many faces of Black femininity and the shaping of Black women in the public conscious – then and now.
Juxtaposed against archival depictions of Black women dating back to 1793, the contemporary works on view collectively create a global, cross-generational investigation into Black women’s reclamation of agency amid the historical fetishization of the Black female body