The Theater of Refusal: Black Art & Mainstream Criticism

November 11–December 17, 1994

Curator: Charles Gaines, Professor of Art History and Theory, University of California, Irvine

Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery, UMBC and the University of California, Irvine, CA

The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism features eleven internationally recognized African American artists who explore racist strategies within the contemporary art world.

Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Renee Green, David Hammons, Ben Patterson, Adrian Piper, Sandra Rowe, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Pat Ward Williams, Fred Wilson