Taken collectively, the black-and-white photographs that LaToya Ruby Frazier has been making over the past 10 years, pictures of her family and their social circle, form an unflinching portrait of life in Braddock, Pa., a city battered by economic depression and environmental degradation. Appearing in small numbers in the New Museum’s 2009 Triennial and the Whitney Museum’s 2012 Biennial, these photos looked out of place in their unfashionable emotional immediacy, which makes “A Haunted Capital,” her first solo museum show in New York, organized by Eugenie Tsai, a welcome opportunity to consider a large, strong selection of them on their own terms.
Paris’s Galerie Michel Rein just announced that it now represents LaToya Ruby Frazier, the New York- and New Brunwick, N.J.-based photographer who has been a star of the 2009 New Museum Triennial, the MoMA PS1′s 2010 Greater New York and the 2012 Whitney Biennial, where she presented photographs shot in her hometown of Braddock, Pa. The gallery plans to show her work in the Art Positions section of Art Basel Miami Beach in 2012.
Well that was quick! One day after the Brooklyn Museum made the announcement that it would postpone its upcoming LaToya Ruby Frazier show, without a future date for the show listed, the museum announced today that the show will instead run from March 22 to Aug. 11, 2013.
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The Brooklyn Museum announced today that it will postpone an exhibition that was set to open on June 29. LaToya Ruby Frazier’s “A Haunted Capital,” which was to have opened on that date, was first announced by the museum on May 9. No new date have been listed for the show.
LaToya Ruby Frazier’s elegant, personal and sometimes emotionally charged black-and-white photographs have been seen in this year’s Whitney Biennial, the 2010 edition of MoMA PS1′s Greater New York and the New Museum’s first triennial, in 2009. Now they are headed to the Brooklyn Museum, which will mount a major exhibition of her work, titled “A Haunted Capital,” this June.
Whitney Biennial 2012
The 2012 Whitney Biennial opens to the public tonight, and the reviews have only just started coming in–The Observer published two last night. In the pre-show coverage, though, photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier, who previously appeared in the New Museum triennial and MoMA PS1′s Greater New York survey, has received a great deal of attention.