Exhibition dates: September 8 – November 7, 2021
Kenturah Davis, Huntress Janos, Hana Ward, Alima Lee, Andrew Wilson, Umar Rashid/Frohawk Two Feathers, Chris Martin, Boima Tucker/Adam Cooper, and Josiah Mackey.
Curated by Alex Jones and Kevin Bernard Moultrie-Daye
In late 2021 (September 8 – November 7), curators Alex Jones and Kevin Bernard Moultrie-Daye will stage PARABLE 003, an exhibition of contemporary Black visual and conceptual art that collectively draws on the long and storied history of Black communities and settlements as tools of resistance. Inspired by Octavia Butler’s unfinished Parable trilogy, the exhibition is a blueprint for the near future. By inviting artists to use the model of planned cities and communities, we explore how world-building is a method for manifesting Black sovereignty. Artists’ work will incorporate visual, material, and cultural aspects of a new free Black state. At its core, this exhibition translates California’s histories of Black migration, radical participation, and experimental living into a foundation for shaping Black futures.
LACE’s Emerging Curator Program is designed to discover curatorial talent in Los Angeles and gives an opportunity for an emerging curator to partner with LACE. Applicants are reviewed by a panel that recommends a compelling project to the LACE team consistent with LACE’s experimental spirit.