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Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving

December 18, 2021 – May 01, 2022

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving, on view in the Museum’s street-level galleries from December 18, 2021, through May 1, 2022. Kahlil Robert Irving (b. 1992, San Diego, CA) is a multimedia artist based in St. Louis, Missouri, who creates dense assemblages of images and sculptural replicas of everyday objects. Drawing from an infinite scroll of digital culture, Irving mines the Internet as a living archive of Black life, death, remembrance, celebration, and survival.

Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving is organized by Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, and Legacy Russell, former Associate Curator, Exhibitions (now Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen), at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series is made possible in part by the Elaine Dannheisser Foundation and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

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Left to right: Robert Kahlil Irving. Black and YellowCAUTION, 2021. Digital print on adhesive fabric, 27 x 27 in. Courtesy of the artist

Robert Kahlil Irving. My Bottle Box[{(My spirits made)BrickMASS} ArchitecturalFRIEZE_MoMA/Momma|Bricktower]RIP, 2021. Glazed and Unglazed Ceramic, Blue; Black; Green; Red enamel, Black, Blue, Gold; Green; Orange; Opal; Silver luster, found and personally constructed decals, 19 x 13 x 13 in. Courtesy of the artist

Robert Kahlil Irving. Arches & standards (Stockley ain’t the only one). Meissen Matter : STL matter, 2018. Glazed and unglazed ceramic, luster, found and personally constructed decals,  16 x 16.5 x 15 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Robert Kahlil Irving. Black and Yellow – CAUTION, 2021. Digital print on adhesive fabric, 27 x 27 in. Courtesy of the artist

Robert Kahlil Irving. BloodSky& MOON, Streams+trees\from the ground&above****, 2021. Digital print on adhesive fabric, 225 x 102 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Robert Kahlil Irving. Construct-ING(MASS_withedges&Chimney)ManyMEEN’INGS+/ Remnants=Black, 2021. Glazed and unglazed Ceramic, luster, found and personally constructed decals, 22 x 17.5 x 15 in. Courtesy of the artist

Robert Kahlil Irving. Cloud MixerPaneled sky, 2021. Digital print on adhesive fabric on aluminum, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Robert Kahlil Irving. My Bottle Box[{(My spirits made) BrickMASS}ArchitecturalFRIEZE_ MoMA/ Momma|Bricktower]RIP, 2021. Glazed and unglazed ceramic, enamel, luster, found and personally constructed decals, 19 x 13 x 13 in. Courtesy of the artist

Robert Kahlil Irving. My Mattered Mass -[MixedColorReflections/ (GoldenRings)- NEWSclips+EYEMATTER], 2021.
Glazed and unglazed ceramic, enamel, luster, found and personally constructed decals, 13 x 17 x 16 in. Courtesy of the artist

Portrait of Kahlil Robert Irving. 2020. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Attilio D’Agostino

Installation view of Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving, on view from December 18, 2021 through May 1, 2022 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: David Almeida

Installation view of Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving, on view from December 18, 2021 through May 1, 2022 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: David Almeida

Installation view of Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving, on view from December 18, 2021 through May 1, 2022 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: David Almeida

Installation view of Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving, on view from December 18, 2021 through May 1, 2022 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: David Almeida

Installation view of Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving, on view from December 18, 2021 through May 1, 2022 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: David Almeida

Installation view of Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving, on view from December 18, 2021 through May 1, 2022 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: David Almeida