Members Preview: The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox


Members Preview: The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox

Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm


Art on Hulfish

Get a first look at the art on view and enjoy food and drink at this members preview of The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox at Art on Hulfish.  

Register for this free, members-only event here.  

Across works in a range of media, the artist Renée Cox uses her own body to celebrate Black womanhood, occupy multiple identities and realities, and deconstruct historical stereotypes. From her first self-portrait (1980) to her latest work (2023), this retrospective exhibition investigates sexism, the racially dehumanizing commodification of the Black body, gender fluidity, and the power of Afrofuturism. 

The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox is curated by Klaudia Ofwona Draber and organized by KODA.  

Art on Hulfish is made possible by the leadership support of Annette Merle-Smith and Princeton University. Generous support is also provided by William S. Fisher, Class of 1979, and Sakurako Fisher; J. Bryan King, Class of 1993; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; John Diekman, Class of 1965, and Susan Diekman; Annie Robinson Woods, Class of 1988; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; Tom Tuttle, Class of 1988, and Mila Tuttle; Nancy A. Nasher, Class of 1976, and David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Palmer Square Management.   

A black and white image of a woman with a halo of curly hair and no shirt, moving as though dancing
Renée Cox, Young Yo Mama (detail), from the Yo Mama series, 1980. Courtesy KODA, New York. © Renée Cox