In news of art with a literary connection, it’s worth noting The Shadows Took Shape, currently up at the Studio Museum in Harlem. If you haven’t read it already, Chase Quinn makes the case for why you should check this out at Hyperallergic. Alternately: do you like the idea of art that takes an aesthetic cue from the likes of Sun Ra, Octavia E. Butler, and Samuel R. Delany? Then this is an exhibit to which you should pay a visit.
To make matters even better, the museum is also running a book group related to the show: next up, on January 26th, will be a discussion of Delany’s Nova; the coming months will bring sessions dedicated to Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.