The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox
Princeton University Art Museum
Location: Art on Hulfish on 11 Hulfish St, Princeton, NJ 08542
Curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber and organized by KODA
On view: Saturday, November 18, 2023-Sunday, January 28, 2024
RSVP Public Open House on Saturday, November 18 at 1-4pm
The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox explores motherhood, liberation, isolation, self-realization, and joy through the four-decade career of Renée Cox. The artist, born in 1960 in Colgate, Jamaica, and active in New York, works across a range of media using her own body—in different guises and provocative states of dress and undress—to celebrate Black womanhood, occupy multiple identities and realities, and deconstruct historical stereotypes. From her first self-portrait in 1980 to her most recent work, Cox investigates sexism, the racially dehumanizing commodification of the Black body, gender fluidity, and the power of Afrofuturism. The artist invites viewers to join her as she “unleashes the potential of the ordinary and brings it into a new realm of possibilities."
Renée Cox, born 1960, Colgate, Jamaica; active New York, NY. Young Yo Mama, 1980. Inkjet print mounted
on aluminum, 121.9 × 152.4 cm. Courtesy KODA.
© Renée Cox.