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Kira Lynn Harris: The Block | Bellona

Jan 29, 2012 1:00 PM
  • Kira Lynn Harris: The Block | Bellona (installation view), 2011.
    Photo: Adam Reich

Enjoy an interactive and informative tour of Kira Lynn Harris: The Block | Bellona led by a knowledgeable Museum educator. Kira Lynn Harris reimagines 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, Harris, whose interdisciplinary practice mixes video, photography, drawing, painting and site-specific installation, creates a scene of a contemporary, alternate, Harlem.