Melvin Edwards, included in the group exhibition of Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Asad Raza, at Americas Society, NY.
The exhibition explores the ideas developed by the prominent Caribbean thinkers Lydia Cabrera (Havana, 1899–Miami, 1991) and Édouard Glissant (Sainte-Marie, Martinique, 1928–Paris, 2011) and an archipelago of modern and contemporary artists whose creations respond to their notions of identity. The show features documents from Glissant and Cabrera’s archives alongside works by Etel Adnan, Kader Attia, Tania Bruguera, Manthia Diawara, Melvin Edwards, Simone Fattal, Sylvie Glissant, Koo Jeong A, Wifredo Lam, Marc Latamie, Roberto Matta, Julie Mehretu, Philippe Parreno, Asad Raza, Anri Sala, Antonio Seguí, Diamond Stingily, Elena Tejada-Herrera, and Jack Whitten. The exhibition is co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gabriela Rangel, and Asad Raza.
Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking
September 4, 2018 – January 15, 2019
680 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065