Lorraine O'Grady included in Lessons of the Hour, a group exhibition at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
The institution's press release follows:
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the West Coast debut of Lessons of the Hour, a moving image and photography exhibition by British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien, CBE RA. Opening on October 14, 2020, Lessons explores the life of Frederick Douglass, the visionary African American writer, abolitionist, statesman, and freed slave through a few of his most compelling speeches and moments from his private life. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Julien’s multi-screen film installation Frederick Douglass: Lessons of the Hour (2019) offers a contemplative, poetic journey into Douglass’ zeitgeist, a complex imagining of a man affirming his struggle for equality as a global citizen, and a forceful suggestion that the lessons of the abolitionist’s hour have yet to be learned.