Milford Graves Exhibit Coming to Artists Space in NY

Source: Artists Space.

October 8, 2021 – January 8, 2022
Artists Space, NYC

Artists Space, in collaboration with Mark Christman and Ars Nova Workshop, is pleased to present Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency, a multiform retrospective exhibition and event series dedicated to the life and work of interdisciplinary artist and percussionist Milford Graves.

This comprehensive retrospective extends and expands the important work of last year’s Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal at ICA Philadelphia. Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency includes extensive film and photographic documentation of Graves’ live performances, rare ephemera tracing both his solo appearances and dynamic collaborations, a collection of Graves’ hand-painted album covers and a comprehensive display of his musical output, his highly decorated drum set and percussion instruments, costumes and elements from his home including documentation and material related to Yara and traces of his scientific studies, multimedia sculptures, and both archival recordings and new live performances by his collaborators and acolytes presented at Artists Space and on the exhibition’s website. In its organization, Fundamental Frequency will critically trace the holistically interrelated aspects of the artist’s work and his relationships and significant network of collaborators: from Albert Ayler to Min Tanaka to Andrew Cyrille to Giuseppi Logan among others, foregrounding his radical approach to experimental music.