The Block (1971), Romare Bearden’s iconic, six-panel, eighteen-foot-long collage depicting life in Harlem. Bearden’s “block” is occupied by a church, a grocery store, a barbershop, apartment buildings and the people of Harlem who inhabit those spaces.
With The Block as a touchstone, Kira Lynn Harris, whose interdisciplinary practice mixes video, photography, drawing, painting and site-specific installation, re-imagines the work in a scene of a contemporary, alternate, Harlem.
Visit the Studio Museum in Harlem:
144 West 125th Street, New York, New York (212) 864-4500