The Museum of Modern Art Presents Artist’s Choice: Grace Wales Bonner – Spirit Movers
The Museum of Modern Art will be opening the new exhibition Artist’s Choice: Grace Wales Bonner – Spirit Movers, an exhibition of approximately 50 works from MoMA’s collection selected by Wales Bonner, the London-based designer of her eponymous fashion label. On view in the Museum’s street-level galleries, the 16th installment of MoMA’s celebrated Artist’s Choice series will gather artworks with a particular focus on Black cultural and aesthetic practices inspired by the styles, experiences, forms, and sounds of the African diaspora. The works selected embody the idea of “Spirit Movers,” which, according to Wales Bonner, evoke multiple histories, inspire contemplation, and conjure new connections between people and places. Artists from around the world and across generations, including Terry Adkins, Moustapha Dimé, Agnes Martin, Man Ray, Betye Saar, and David Hammons, will be featured in the exhibition.
Wales Bonner has changed the way we see style. Every detail of her interdisciplinary fashion designs, publications, exhibitions, and films is related to histories, archives, and cultural identities across the diasporic world. Spirit Movers creates a deeply personal meditation on Black expression—and reflects Wales Bonner’s commitment to archival research as a form of spirituality and an aesthetic practice.