Malcolm Peacock: The insistent desire for and impossibility of being

Carnegie Museum of Art

Free with museum admission


Artist Malcolm Peacock brings together a diverse group of Black individuals for a work experienced by one visitor at a time. The presentation asks whether art museums can offer the conditions to cultivate a means of holding space inside a future in which Black autonomy is uncontested, and throughout the exhibition, will take place on days that mark significant events in Black American history.

Free with museum admission. Registration required but not guaranteed. Registration is only available to participants 18 and older. Visitors can register at the admission desks beginning at 10 a.m.

Malcolm Peacock, courtesy of the artist

About the artist

Malcolm Peacock (b. 1994, Raleigh, NC; lives in New Orleans, LA) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice examines emotional and psychic spaces of Black subjects, with a particular interest in the intricacies of intimacy. He received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, in 2016, and an MFA from Rutgers University in 2019. He has been a participant in residencies at the University of Pennsylvania, St. Roch Community Church, the Joan Mitchell Center, Denniston Hill, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Select exhibitions include Prospect 5: Yesterday We Said Tomorrow, New Orleans; and Doing Language: Word Work, Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.


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