Tyler Mitchell, Gingham Boys (Cropped), 2021
  • Tyler Mitchell, Gingham Boys (Cropped), 2021
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The Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artists Lecture

In Conversation: Tyler Mitchell and Key Jo Lee

Speaker: 

Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995 in Atlanta) lives and works in Brooklyn. He received a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, as well as at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

Artist, photographer, and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995, Atlanta) introduces new narratives about Black beauty and desire, embracing themes of the past and creating fictionalized moments of the imagined future. In 2018, he made history as the first Black photographer to shoot a cover of American Vogue for Beyoncé’s appearance in the September issue.  

Mitchell joins CMA curator Key Jo Lee for a conversation about his approach to image making, including recent works currently on view at the CMA that present dreamlike, bucolic vignettes of Black people at leisure and play in a reimagined American South.  

Organized in conjunction with the FRONT International 2022 Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows 

Made possible by the Fran and Warren Rupp Contemporary Artist Fund 

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The Rupp Contemporary Artist Lecture

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