Office Art Exhibits

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Office Art Exhibits

To view the exhibition, please contact exhibits@nathancummings.org

Bring in the Reality features artwork at the intersection of storytelling and activism that examine economic, social and political inequality. The exhibition, curated by Rachel Gugelberger and organized by No Longer Empty, presents works in a variety of media that embody the rhetorical role of parrhesia: works that speak candidly, freely and boldly; works that “speak truth to power.” The title of the exhibition is taken from Cornell West's 2014 book Black Prophetic Fire, in which he speaks to the enduring resonance of blues, jazz, hip-hop discourse and the writings of Malcolm X within the tradition of parrhesia, saying that with the civil rights leader, “It was always ‘bring in the funk, bring in the truth, bring in the reality."

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