I Call America is an expanded version of her Whitney Museum performance last December
The Fridman Gallery in New York City is hosting a solo exhibition and performance series by musician and artist Matana Roberts. Running between 26 June–10 July, the exhibition is an expanded version of the one-night installation and orchestral performance Roberts developed during her Whitney museum residency back last summer. Originally called Red, White And Blues, the exhibition focused on what Roberts described as “the perplexities of what it means to be American in the 21st century”.
I Call America is Roberts’s “multi-media quilt”, consisting of “several large-scale videos and tapestries”. A concert series featuring a selection of musicians responding to Roberts's ideas will run alongside the exhibition. Contributors include Nate Wooley, Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock, Fay Victor, Joe Morris, Henry Grimes, and more.
More information can be found on the gallery website.