"An Exhibition Can Be A Classroom: “Young, Gifted and Black” at Gallery 400 Offers Expansive Take on Black Contemporary Artists"
Newcity spoke with Bernard Lumpkin to discuss the Chicago iteration of the exhibition, the importance of education in contemporary art, and what it means to support artists.
"When we were conceiving of this exhibition, I wanted every venue to have robust educational programming connected with the show. Conceptually, it was always about a college tour: 'Young, Gifted, and Black'— young artists for young people. These artists aren’t that far off from college, and they are reading the same books, watching the same movies and responding to the same current events that young people are talking, living and breathing."
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D’Angelo Lovell Williams, “The Lovers,” 2017. Pigment print 20 x 30 inches © D’Angelo Lovell Williams/Courtesy of the artist and Higher Pictures