TONY COKES on view at MoMA | Collection: 1970s–Present

Tony Cokes, The Book of Love, 1992 (still), Video, color, sound, 59:37 minutes

TONY COKES on view at MoMA | Ongoing

Collection: 1970s–Present | Gallery 208: History into Being
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1992 work The Book of Love is now on view in MoMA's gallery 208, in a group presentation titled "History and into Being."

From the museum:

"During the 1990s, as issues of identity and representation emerged in mainstream discourse under the banner of multiculturalism, many artists resisted interpretations of their work that lacked a nuanced understanding of their race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

For many of the Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and queer artists shown in this gallery, existing outside the bounds of dominant societies became a way to construct new forms of belonging under the weight of exclusionary social systems. Drawing on a diverse range of influences, from civil rights movements to Indigenous spiritual practices, these artists mobilized feelings of loss and otherness to contend with violence—both historical and ongoing—and foreground counternarratives of resistance, care, affinity, and survival."

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