Edited by Grace Wales Bonner, with an afterword by Michelle Kuo
Dream in the Rhythm—Visions of Sound and Spirit in the MoMA Collection is an artist's book created on the occasion of the MoMA Artist's Choice Exhibition: Spirit Movers.
Through a selection of nearly eighty works from The Museum of Modern Art's collection and archives, the publication draws multisensory connections between pictures and poems, music and performance, hearing and touch, gestures and vibrations, and bodies in motion. Photographs, scores, and films by forty-one artists, including Dawoud Bey, Roy DeCarava, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Friedlander, David Hammons, Glenn Ligon, Agnes Martin, Steve McQueen, Lorna Simpson, and Wolfgang Tillmans, are juxtaposed with signal texts by Black authors writing during the past century: Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, June Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Ishmael Reed, Greg Tate, Jean Toomer, Quincy Troupe, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. 184 pp.; 80 illus.
“Beyond the immaculate individual expression, I hear an enthralling symphony”
- Grace Wales Bonner