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AMERICA is sort of a grandiose title, but I didn’t want to shy away from what it would mean to title the film after my country, because the impetus for this was to visually illustrate inclusivity and make a case for the beauty of what that could mean… The heart and soul of the project asks us to evaluate the role of pleasure particularly within communities still in some ways barred from that fundamental experience or right. So AMERICA is both a meditation and recognition of the beauty that exists in the past, a resurfacing of that beauty, and also a proposal for the future. — Garrett Bradley

The latest iteration of Bradley ’s AMERICA—a multichannel installation at MoMA organized by Thelma Golden and Legacy Russell, in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem—is on view for one more week.

A series of historical enactments of twentieth-century Black life, the work takes the unfinished film Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1914, starring comedian Bert Williams) as an initial point of investigation. AMERICA features a score by Trevor Mathison and Udit Duseja. See link below for details.


Through March 21.

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York City.

Garrett Bradley, America (2019 / 2021), Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 21, 2020–March 21, 2021, installation photographs by Robert Gerhardt. Images © Garrett Bradley, courtesy and © the artist and MoMA.


Shirin Neshat is in Los Angeles for the opening of SHIRIN NESHAT—I WILL GREET THE SUN AGAIN—her retrospective at The Broad, curated by Ed Schad—as well as several public events around town.

On Saturday, as part of the ARRAY 360° festival, she will join Garrett Bradley for a discussion and screenings of their new films—LAND OF DREAMS (2019, Neshat) and AMERICA (2019, Bradley)—and on Sunday at the Colburn School, Neshat and her longtime collaborators Shoja Azari, Sussan Deyhim, and Ghasem Ebrahimian will participate in a conversation and music event as part of The Broad’s Un-Private Collection series.


Saturday, October 19, at 3 pm.

ARRAY Creative Campus

180 Glendale Boulevard, Echo Park, Los Angeles.


Sunday, October 20, at 6 pm.

Colburn School, Zipper Hall

200 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Shirin Neshat, photograph by Rodolfo Martinez; Shirin Neshat, I Will Greet the Sun Again exhibition catalog by Ed Schad, cover image courtesy Prestel; Neshat, Sarah, 2016, single-channel video installation; Neshat, Roja, 2016, single-channel video installation; Neshat, Offered Eyes, 1993; Garrett Bradley, America (2019), still. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, publishers, and Gladstone Gallery.