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Maren Hassenger performing Senga Nengudi’s "RSVP" at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Nov. 17, 2012

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

[Andrea comments on a large exhibition of contemporary performance art by African-American artists, finding both the show’s performances and accompanying catalog well-curated and memorable. For more information on individual artists, please see Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Valerie Cassel Oliver, ed. (Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; 2013), ISBN 978 -1-933619-38-5 –the artblog editors] In New York, the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art was split between the Grey Art Gallery at NYU (from Sept. 10 – Dec. 7, 2013) and the Studio Museum in Harlem, where it remains on view until March 9, 2014. It does a particularly good ... More » »

Best Bets in Baltimore

Two very different exhibitions are making their only East Coast appearances in Baltimore at the moment; either would be worth the trip. For anyone who shares my breadth of interests, the two are a must-see double-bill. Edward Steichen Matisse with plaster cast of The Serpentine, Issy-les-Moulineaux (1909) Archives Matisse, Paris. ©2007 Succession H. Matisse, Paris/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Matisse: Painter as Sculptor If Matisse’s only efforts as a sculptor were his four monumental reliefs (The Back, I – IV, 1909-1930, which are actually four states of one, evolving idea) he would be one of the great sculptors of ... More » »