The Center will present an exhibition of seven paintings by the contemporary British artist Celia Paul (b. 1959) in spring 2018, the first in a series of three successive exhibitions curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als. This exhibition, specially selected by Als in collaboration with the artist and a deeply personal testament to their transatlantic friendship, will focus on Paul’s recent works, which explore intimacy and inwardness. Als’s subsequent installments at the Center will feature the works of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (2019) and Njideka Akunyili Crosby (2020).
Following the final exhibition, the Center will publish a volume of Als’s personal reflections on the three artists.