Public Art Fund presents the first major survey of the Melvin Edwards' public works at City Hall Park, New York in 2021. Curated by Public Art Fund Curator Daniel S. Palmer, the exhibition brings together a series of large-scale sculptures created from 1970 to the present day to explore the legacy and impact of Edwards’ practice.
The ‘Spring Print Sale: 2021’ features artists whose work crosses the boundaries of gender, race, politics, and class. Proceeds will fund educational internship and professional opportunities for emerging artists.
'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' is a group exhibition conceived by curator Okwui Enwezor and presented at New Museum, New York. The show brings together works made in the past decade by thirty-seven artists who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss in response to racist violence experienced by Black communities in America.
'Nasher Mixtape' is a group exhibition compiled of 'tracks', micro-exhibitions focused on the Nasher’s permanent collection installed throughout the museum. Curated by Catherine Craft, each 'track' contains further content including interviews with artists, inspiration playlists, and insights from curators, educators, and living artists to accompany the exhibition.
‘Melvin Edwards: The Sculptor of Resistance’ is a touring solo exhibition which was initiated at Auroras, São Paulo in 2019 and travelled to Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil in November 2020. Spanning sixty-years' of Edwards' practice, the show revisits significant moments within the African-American artist's expansive career.
'Museum for Preventive Imagination' is the title of the three-year programme of interdisciplinary exhibitions and events envisioned by Luca Lo Pinto, the new Artistic Director of Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO) that will evolve organically until the end of 2022.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the final venue to present 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power', a group exhibition organised by Tate, London. Bringing together a wide range of works, the exhibition explores what it means to be a Black artist during two revolutionary decades in American history.
Melvin Edwards is included in 'Future Food. Essen für die Welt von morgen', a group exhibition curated by Viktoria Krason, at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany.