Ciphers of Identity

November 12, 1993–January 21, 1994

Venues: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY; USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO

Curator: Maurice Berger, Curator, Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC

Ciphers of Identity examines the work of contemporary painters, photographers, filmmakers, and video, performance, and installation artists who have committed themselves to an examination of the complex relationship between identity politics, forms of aesthetic address, and the struggle for social and cultural freedom.

Artists: Emilio Cruz, Lyle Ashton Harris, Oliver Herring, Deborah Kass, Mary Kelly, Barbara Kruger, Simon Leung, Adrian Piper, Elaine Reichek, Fred Wilson and Nina Yankowitz. Filmmakers and video artists include: Lutz Bacher, Cheryl Donegan, Thomas Allen Harris, Tom Kalin, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Mark Rappaport, Marlon T. Riggs, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Jane Weinstock

Supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.


Ciphers of Identity (1993)
Ciphers of Identity (1993)