Zora J Murff

Instagram Live with Zora J Murff

Artist:
Zora J Murff

Instagram Live with Zora J Murff

POSTPONED: Join Zora J Murff, Baxter St, and Aperture on Instagram Live for an exhibition walkthrough of Bold As Brass (or, Third Year Review), an exhibition of new sculptures, collages, and images from Murff, winner of the first annual Next Step Award.

As the award’s recipient, Murff was given carte blanche to expand his photographic practice by experimenting with image-making that actively questions the status quo. Bold As Brass (or, Third Year Review) centers around his experiences with anti-Blackness, tokenization, and gaslighting in the art world and academia. The exhibition is on view through January 8, 2022, at Baxter St’s main gallery, accompanying the launch of Murff’s first major monograph, True Colors (or, Affirmations in a Crisis)—a 220-page book to be published by Aperture in spring 2022—in partnership with 7G Foundation.

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About the artist

Zora J Murff (born in Des Moines, Iowa, 1987) is assistant professor of photography at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In 2019, Murff was named an Aperture Portfolio Prize finalist, a PDN 30 honoree, and a Light Work Artist-in-Residence; he was one of eight artists chosen for the most recent iteration of the Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography series, Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020. Murff’s books include Corrections (2015); LOST, Omaha (2018); and At No Point In Between (2019). His work was presented at the 2021 Rencontres d’Arles, France, as part of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award.

Artist:
Zora J Murff