Visual Arts + Museums

Inheritance: LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Bubba

When: Fri., April 6, 6-11 p.m. 2012

iMOCA celebrates its 10th year with Frazier curating the most comprehensive display of her work, some of it never seen before. With Inheritance, Frazier also brings documentary filmmaker Tony Buba to iMOCA. Like Frazier, Buba is from Braddock, Pennsylvania. And his work documents the crash of the steel industry and the racial inequality of African-American steel mill workers. Their work together spans two centuries of socio-economic change in Braddock. The similarities between Indianapolis and Braddock and the experiences of the African-American populations of our two cities -- and others across America -- are part of what makes this work so exceptional and relevant to audiences of all backgrounds.

Frazier's work is also currently on view in the 2012 Whitney Biennial in New York. She previously exhibited her work at The New Museum, MoMA PS1 and The Andy Warhol Museum. She was featured last fall on the PBS program Art 21.

Buba has shown in solo exhibitions at more than 100 universities and museums including The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Carnegie Museum of Art. Buba and Braddock have also been featured on NPR. His awards include fellowships from the NEA, AFI, and the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

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