The Tokyo Show advocates for redirected routes of dialogues across global space—through the leadership of artists, and as a way to reconsider complex identities. In addition to the selection of artwork, the exhibition includes a wider project to circulate ephemera by contemporary Black and Brown artists to special collections libraries globally, as an act of connection, increased mobility, and self definition. Receiving libraries will include collections in Berlin, Lagos, Beijing, and a list that is still growing.
Painting by Brandon Breaux, Pilot 11, 2017, oil on canvas
Stills from D on the South Side, 2017/2019, by filmmaker Diana Quiñones Rivera
Inclusion of The First World Festival of Negro Arts (1966) by filmmaker William Greaves, courtesy of William Greaves Productions