Black Artist Fund x Fotografiska New York present...

An installation of grantee photography opening February 17th, 2021

Image: Nadine and Sasha © Kendall Bessent, 2020

Fotografiska New York x Black Artist Fund present Tracking Down Intimacy, featuring work by Chanell Stone, Edward Cushenberry, and Kendall Bessent.

The Black Artist Fund was founded in 2020 by 10011 Magazine with the mission of combatting systemic inequity in art. With your support and contributions, we have awarded over 80 grants to individual artists in the United States. Today, we are able to share some incredible news. We have been working with international photography museum Fotografiska to present an installation of grantee photography: Tracking Down Intimacy, a selection of 14 images created by three 2020 grantee photographers: Chanell Stone, Edward Cushenberry, and Kendall Bessent. The installation will feature photographs exploring the themes of loss, closeness, tenderness, and power during a time when intimacy is on hold for many. Tracking Down Intimacy will open on February 17th, 2021 and remain on view through May 2, 2021 in the sixth floor Main Stage space of Fotografiska New York, located at 281 Park Ave S, New York, NY.

This installation is an extension of the partnership between Fotografiska New York and Black Artist Fund, initially formed to further contextualize the exhibition of Andres Serrano’s Infamous, which is currently on view at FGNY through February 28, 2021.

“We are so honored to partner with Black Artist Fund for this special installation,” says María Sprowls, Exhibition Manager at Fotografiska New York, “These grantees are talented rising stars, and we are very excited to provide our platform to showcase their incredible photography. This series is a refreshing response to our current collective situation, and encourages viewers to stop time for a moment to gently succumb to the beauty and the realness in the world around them.”

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