New York

Belcher Slaughter, Penthouse, 2003.

Belcher Slaughter, Penthouse, 2003.

New York

HarlemWorld: Metropolis as Metaphor

The Studio Museum in Harlem
429 West 127th St
January 28–April 4, 2004

Curated by Thelma Golden

Thelma Golden continues to reinvent the themed group show as a curatorial statement, further establishing the Studio Museum as the paradigm for the small, tightly focused exhibition space that acts locally and thinks globally. Here, she examines the quintessentially twentieth-century city neighborhood—cradle of jazz and street preachers, riots and regentrification—as a field for twenty-first-century urbanist and architectural thinking. Inviting seventeen prominent black architects to present proposals for various Harlem sites, Golden offers a multimedia meditation on public space. Photographs by such Harlem chroniclers as Alice Attie and James VanDerZee are also featured; the catalogue includes essays by Golden, Greg Tate, Mabel O. Wilson, and others.