Vivian A. Crockett

  • “COLORED PEOPLE TIME: MUNDANE FUTURES, QUOTIDIAN PASTS, BANAL PRESENTS”

    Curated by Meg Onli

    First cited in the early 1900s, the phrase colored people time has been deployed to signal both a stereotype of perpetual tardiness and a defiant refusal to comply with time regulation’s primary role in Black subjugation, from the slave plantation to the present’s logic of capitalism. This three-stage exhibition will unfold over the course of nine months by examining Black futures, pasts, and presents—the ordering itself a nod to alternate temporalities. Each iteration will place recent and commissioned work from a total of eight artists (Aria Dean, Kevin Jerome Everson,