Kehinde Wiley / The World Stage
Location: The Jewish Museum
Dates: March 9 - July 29, 2012
Hate it or love them, Kehinde Wiley's projects have great cultural punch. Exhibiting Kehinde Wiley / The World Stage: Israel at The Jewish Museum gave the artist's newest series added heft. With backdrops influences by papercuts and textiles in the museum collection, the color of the portraits popped in the subdued gallery setting. A video documenting Wiley's own trip to Israel also functioned to share his creative process—the simplicity of the production contrasts with the depth of the ideas.