Faith Ringgold

April 2021—October 2021

 

Over the course of six decades, American artist, author, and activist Faith Ringgold (b. 1930) has worked in a variety of media and modes—from quilts and paintings to performance and children’s books—to depict the beauty and complexity of the African American experience.

Faith Ringgold is a survey exhibition organized by Serpentine Galleries, London. More than 70 works on view highlight the artist’s range and include paintings, story quilts, and political posters, and feature nine works from Glenstone’s collection.

To access exhibition wall text and quilt transcriptions click here.

Note: Glenstone will publish an expanded second edition of the Serpentine’s 2019 catalogue, which is now available for pre-order. Starting today and through the run of show, all proceeds from Faith Ringgold-related sales on the website and at Glenstone’s Bookstore will be donated to the artist’s visual arts non-profit organization, the Anyone Can Fly Foundation.

The Anyone Can Fly Foundation’s mission is to expand the art establishment’s canon to include artists of the African Diaspora and to introduce the Great Masters of African American Art and their art traditions to children and adult audiences. More information about the foundation can be found at www.anyonecanflyfoundation.org.

Exhibition Preview

    • The Flag is Bleeding #2 (American Collection #6)
      Faith Ringgold
      The Flag is Bleeding #2 (American Collection #6), 1997
      Ringgold 1997
    • Change 3: Faith Ringgold’s Over 100 Pound Weight Loss Performance Story Quilt
      Faith Ringgold
      Change 3: Faith Ringgold’s Over 100 Pound Weight Loss Performance Story Quilt, 1991
      Ringgold 1991
    • Who’s Afraid of Aunt Jemima?
      Faith Ringgold
      Who’s Afraid of Aunt Jemima?, 1983
      Ringgold 1983
    • Slave Rape #3: Fight to Save Your Life
      Faith Ringgold
      Slave Rape #3: Fight to Save Your Life, 1972
      Ringgold 1972
    • Slave Rape #2: Run You Might Get Away
      Faith Ringgold
      Slave Rape #2: Run You Might Get Away, 1972
      Ringgold 1972
    • Slave Rape #1: Fear Will Make You Weak
      Faith Ringgold
      Slave Rape #1: Fear Will Make You Weak, 1972
      Ringgold 1972
    • Black Light Series #12: Party Time
      Faith Ringgold
      Black Light Series #12: Party Time, 1969
      Ringgold 1969
    • Black Light Series #10: Flag for the Moon
      Faith Ringgold
      Black Light Series #10: Flag for the Moon, 1969
      Ringgold 1969
    • American People Series #4: The Civil Rights Triangle
      Faith Ringgold
      American People Series #4: The Civil Rights Triangle, 1963
      Ringgold 1963