Kerry James Marshall's oeuvre brings Afro-American culture to the Palacio de Velázquez

Madrid's Palacio de Velázquez presents Kerry James Marshall | Painting and Other Stuff (13 June - 26 October 2014). Marshall's artistic practice focuses on the idea of blackness.

You can't be born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1955 and grow up in South Central [Los Angeles] near the Black Panthers headquarters, and not feel like you've got some kind of social responsibility. You can't move to Watts in 1963 and not speak about it. That determined a lot of where my work was going to go.
- Kerry James Marshall

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