From September 29 through January 6, 2019, the High will also host With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommie Smith. The exhibition, organized by the High Museum of Art in collaboration with Los Angeles–based conceptual artist Glenn Kaino, considers the historic gesture of gold medal sprinter Tommie Smith as he raised a fist at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico to protest abuse of human rights around the world and in response to the struggle for civil rights in the United States. The exhibition is the culmination of a multiyear collaboration between Smith and Kaino and will feature sculptural installations and other works by Kaino, objects from the Tommie Smith archives and an animation of Smith’s winning race created from contributed drawings.
NEWS: UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AT THE HIGH TO FEATURE WORK BY YAYOI KUSAMA, YURI SUZUKI (EXCERPT)
ARTSATL, March 29, 2018