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Installation view of THE GIVERNY SUITE (2019) in Ja’Tovia Gary: flesh that needs to be loved, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, February 15 – August 17, 2020.  Photo: Steven Probert.

Recently acquired by MoMA, Ja'Tovia Gary's THE GIVERNY SUITE is highlighted in the new installation of the museum's permanent collection. The work will be on view from September 1 in Collection Gallery 212, located on Floor 2.

Filmed in Harlem, New York, and in Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France, THE GIVERNY SUITE is a cinematic poem that advocates for the safety and bodily autonomy of Black women. Employing techniques including hand-painted film animation and montage editing, Gary first developed the work during an artist residency in Giverny.