Lorna Simpson, Waterbearer, 1986. Gelatin silver print with vinyl lettering, 59 × 80 × 2 1/4 inches (149.9 × 203.2 × 5.7 cm). Courtesy the artist. © Lorna Simpson
Assistant Curator Jessica Hong shares her perspective from coordinating this presentation of We Wanted a Revolution, an exhibition on black women artists who worked at the intersection of political activism and avant-garde art-making. From painting to performance, the exhibition includes work by Jae Jarrell, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Lorna Simpson, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others.