"FREQUENCY"

Few search outside the well-trampled poaching grounds of MFA programs to discover new talent in the art world these days. But cutting-edge curators Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim do their best to reverse the trend. For "Frequency," they've gathered 30 of the hottest emerging black artists of 2005. The U.S. residents (all between the ages of 25 and 42) take their cues from mythology, sports culture, tattoo art and music videos for a show that features painting, drawing, sculpture, video and digital animation. Have your mind blown by work you've never seen or heard of before -- and if you've a yen for collecting, figure out how to get your hands on some of these artists' work before it winds up in MoMA's permanent collection.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St., (212) 864-4500. Nov. 9-Mar. 12.

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