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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART PRESENTS LaToya Ruby Frazier: Moments of Solidarity MAY 12 TO SEPTEMBER 7

May 12 @ 8:00 AM - September 7 @ 7:30 PM

The Museum of Modern Art presents LaToya Ruby Frazier: Moments of Solidarity at the Museum of Modern Art from May 12th through September 7th.

For more than two decades, Frazier has used photography, text, moving images, and performance to revive and preserve forgotten narratives of labor, gender, and race in the postindustrial era. Born in 1982 in the steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier has cultivated a practice that critically builds on the legacy of the social documentary tradition of the 1930s, the photo-conceptual forays of the 1960s and 1970s, and the work of socially conscious writers like Upton Sinclair, James Baldwin, and bell hooks. Frazier’s work sheds light on pressing social and political issues, including those spurred by industrialization and deindustrialization, racial and environmental injustice, gender disparities, unequal access to healthcare and potable water, and the erosion or denial of fundamental human rights.

“For this reason, it is incumbent upon me to resist—one photograph at a time, one photo essay at a time, one body of work at a time, one book at a time, one workers’ monument at a time—historical erasure and historical amnesia,” says artist-activist LaToya Ruby Frazier. LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity surveys the full range of the artist’s practice, highlighting her role as a social advocate and connector of the cultural and working classes in the 21st century.

For this exhibition, Frazier has reimagined her diverse bodies of work as a sequence of original installations that she calls “monuments for workers’ thoughts,” which address the harmful effects of industrialization and deindustrialization, the healthcare inequities facing Black working-class communities in the Rust Belt, the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and the impact of the closure of a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Monuments of Solidarity celebrates the expressions of creativity, mutual support, and intergenerational collaboration that persist in light of these denials of fundamental labor, human, and civil rights.

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WHAT: LaToya Ruby Frazier: Moments of Solidarity

WHEN: May 12 – September 7

WHERE: The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY 10019

TICKETS: General Admission


May 12 @ 8:00 AM
September 7 @ 7:30 PM
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