Ming Smith in a Minor Key: Open Study Session 

Ming Smith, Cascading Light, 1981. Courtesy the artist. © Ming Smith

May 2, 2023

MoMA, Mezzanine, Theater 3 The Celeste Bartos Theater

The exhibition Projects: Ming Smith presents the work of a photographer who has inspired a generation of artists engaging the politics and poetics of the photographic image in relation to experiences of blackness. This open study session brings together three creative and critical practitioners—Garrett Bradley, Rizvana Bradley, and Christina Sharpe—who will each offer meditations on a single photograph from the show. Moving away from the premise of the exhibition as the culmination of thinking, this program functions as a prompt for future thought and the generation of discursive possibilities.

Projects: Ming Smith is part of a multiyear partnership between The Studio Museum in Harlem and MoMA PS1