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X [from the Exit Art Print Portfolio, Tantra]

2005
21st Century
22 in. x 21 in. (55.88 cm x 53.34 cm)

Fred Wilson, American, b. 1954

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York
Medium and Support: Digital c-print on Duratrans
Credit Line: Gift of Exit Art c/o John Koegel, The Koegel Group LLP
Accession Number: 2012.13.2.f
Fred Wilson’s work questions and examines art institutions though installations that discover new and innovative ways of constructing meaning. Interested in the relationships between cultural institutions, historical truths, and artistic value, Wilson forces the viewer to question inherent biases. His installations are political and come from a place of institutional critique as well as from his own experiences as a Black artist examining the African diaspora. This print depicts Malcolm X and John Singer Sargent’s painting of Madame X. Both individuals were strong cultural influencers during their time, and by pairing them, Wilson creates a narrative about race and how iconic individuals influence social perspectives.

--Julianna P. Lopez, December 2018

Exhibition List
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Dimensions
  • Sheet Dimensions: 22 x 21 in. (55.88 x 53.34 cm)

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