Grace Wales Bonner: Dream in the Rhythm—Visions of Sound and Spirit in the MoMA Collection is an artist's book created by the acclaimed London-based designer Grace Wales Bonner as" an archive of soulful expression." Through an extraordinary selection of nearly eighty works from The Museum of Modern Art's collection and archives, this unique volume draws multisensory connections between pictures and poems, music and performance, hearing and touch, gestures and vibrations, and bodies in motion. Photographs, scores, and films by forty-one artists, including Dawoud Bey, Roy DeCarava, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Friedlander, David Hammons, Glenn Ligon, Agnes Martin, Steve McOueen, Lorna Simpson, and Wolfgang Tillmans, are juxtaposed with signal texts by Black authors writing during the past century: Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, June Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Ishmael Reed, Greg Tate, Jean Toomer, Quincy Troupe, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Artist's Choice: Grace Wales Bonner-Spirit Movers, this resplendent publication is a deeply personal meditation on and around modern Black expression that echoes Wales Bonner's own vibrant, virtuosic designs
Edited by Grace Wales Bonner, with an afterword by Michelle Kuo
184pp, 260 × 320 mm
Hard cover, MoMa, 2023