LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity

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Published in conjunction with the first comprehensive museum survey dedicated to the artist, LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity presents the full range of her practice and includes rarely seen and brand-new bodies of work.

For more than two decades, the artist-activist LaToya Ruby Frazier has used photography, text, moving images, and performance to revive and preserve forgotten narratives of labor, gender, and race in the postindustrial era. Frazier has cultivated a practice that 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. Monuments of Solidarity celebrates the creativity and collaboration that persist in the face of industrialization and deindustrialization, racial and environmental injustice, gender disparities, unequal access to health care and clean water, and the erosion or denial of fundamental human rights. A form of Black feminist world-building, Frazier’s nontraditional “monuments” demand recognition of the crucial role that women and people of color have played, and continue to play, in histories of labor and the working class.

Published in conjunction with the first comprehensive museum survey dedicated to the artist, LaToya Ruby Frazier: Monuments of Solidarity presents the full range of her practice and includes both rarely seen and brand-new bodies of work. An illuminating overview essay by the exhibition’s curator, Roxana Marcoci, is accompanied by a manifesto by the artist and a suite of focused essays by other curators and scholars.

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 30.5 cm
Publisher name The Museum of Modern Art
Publication date 12 July 2024
Number of pages 264
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Roxana Marcoci, Contributions by Emilie Boone, Carson Chan, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, and Delphine Sims
Dimensions 24 x 30.5 cm
Weight 300 g

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Roxana Marcoci is The David Dechman Senior Curator of Photography and Acting Chief of the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Emilie Boone is an assistant professor of African American/African Diaspora Arts in the Department of Art History at New York University.

Carson Chan is the Director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and Natural Environment at MoMA.

Oluremi C. Onabanjo is an Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at MoMA.

Delphine Sims is a PhD candidate in the History of Art Department at UC Berkeley, where she studies the history of photography in the Americas.

LaToya Ruby Frazier was born in 1982 in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Her artistic practice spans a range of media, including photography, video, performance, installation art, and books and centers on the nexus of social justice, cultural change, and commentary on the American experience. Frazier is the recipient of many honors and awards including a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.