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Projects 110: Michael Armitage

October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020

The Museum of Modern Art

Projects 110: Michael Armitage presents eight paintings that, in the
artist’s words, explore “parallel cultural histories.” Here, as in his
work more widely, Armitage puts contemporary visual culture in
dialogue with art history and the legacy of modernism as it
veers toward—and breaks from—the West. Born in Nairobi, Kenya,
in 1984, Armitage received his artistic training in London. Today,
he travels between London and Nairobi, citing each city as crucial
to his creative practice.

Projects 110: Michael Armitage is organized by
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator,
The Studio Museum in Harlem, with Legacy Russell,
Associate Curator, 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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Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp

Installation view of the exhibition “Projects 110: Michael Armitage,” October 21, 2019 – January 20, 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Digital Image © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp