Grounded in her personal history, Mickalene Thomas brings a major installation and series of programming including live performances, concerts, activations, a live bar and appearances by guest DJs for her show “Better Nights” at The Bass after the first chapter, “Better Days“, took place at the Galerie Volkhaus in Basel, Switzerland during Art Basel 2013.
Drawing inspiration from the local New Jersey play “Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl” organised and performed by the artist’s family and friends as well as the parties hosted by the artist’s mother, Sandra Bush, in the late 1970s, “Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights” is an installation which transform the galleries into an immersive art experience for the duration of the exhibition.
- Mickalene Thomas, Family photos of Sandra Bush, late 1970s. © Mickalene Thomas. Courtesy of the artist.