Wondrous stuff crops up in her imagery, stuffing itself into her sight. — Gordon Parks on Ming Smith
Join CAAM and Aperture for a conversation with Ming Smith on the occasion of the imminent publication of her book, Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph. The artist will be joined by the book’s editor Brendan Embser, and contributors Yxta Murray and Namwali Serpell.
Smith’s monograph is copublished by Aperture and Documentary Arts. Signed copies are available for purchase at Eso Won Books. See link below to r.s.v.p. to the online discussion.
California African American Museum
Thursday, November 12.
5 pm on the West Coast; 8 pm East Coast.
Ming Smith, from top: Self Portrait (Total), 1986, courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; America Seen Through Stars and Stripes, New York City, New York Painted, 1976, courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; God, Mary, Jesus, Pittsburgh, 1991, from the series August Moon for August Wilson; Desire, 1988, from the Transcendence Series, courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery; Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph (2020) spread and cover images courtesy and © the artist and Aperture (2); Me as Marilyn, 1991; Beauty, Coney Island, 1976, courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery; Sun Ra Space II, New York City, 1978, courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery; Oopdeedoo, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, circa 1972, courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery. Images © Ming Smith, courtesy of the artist.