MoMA PS1 announces a solo exhibition of Clifford Owens

November 13th, 2011

Clifford Owens: Anthology 

November 13, 2011 – March 12, 2012

3rd Floor Archive Galleries, MoMA PS1

OPENING CELEBRATION: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 12 – 6pm


Anthology features performances scores—written or graphical instructions for actions—that Owens solicited from a multigenerational group of African-American artists. Twenty-six major artists have contributed scores, nearly all of whom composed new works specifically for Owens and his project.

Owens has long known that African-American performance art has been under-recognized and that its history remains largely unwritten. Rather than producing scholarly research on the topic, Owens has created a new series of work that actively explores this issue. Over the past year, he has asked established and emerging artists to help create a compendium of African-American performance that is both highly personal and historical in nature…



Clifford Owens
Anthology (Nsenga Knight)
Performance Still
Courtesy On Stellar Rays


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