This monograph is an invaluable record of Jonas’ work. Along with that on Schneemann, above, they offer two crucial pioneering artists’ solutions to a very current question: the ephemerality of performance art and the possibility of extending the life of the form without distorting the artist’s ideas.Read More
The Black Show makes me think about José Saramago’s epic novel “Blindness” (1997), in which blindness invokes darkness, oscillating between sociopolitical misconception and human malice. “I don’t think we did go blind,” reflects one of Saramago’s figures at the end.Read More
Krimes seems to humanize art theory by putting it through a process of deep reading, personal reflection, and even letting the words suggest alternative readings. His current body of work, on view at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, is the result of this approach, his intuitive pathfinding, and chance.Read More
The color combinations of these works create an illusion of depth, opacity, and even motion: the orbs seem to pulse.Read More
A deep blue sky melts into a silvery fluorescence at the horizon, permeated with the crisp black silhouettes of branches shattering across the frame.Read More
The 28 Mexican artists in Strange Currencies mainly developed time-specific, action-based, and socially engaged practices. In documentary photographs, videos, sculptural and auditory installations, and intermedia assemblages, their works visualize a DIY mentality.Read More
Osorio, a professor of art and co-chair of the Community Arts Program at Tyler—as well as a 1999 MacArthur Fellow, former social worker, and internationally celebrated artist—roots his artistic process in community. For decades, he has been committed to a dialogical approach to art-making that explores the cultural, political, and social contexts in which we live, with participation a key aspect of his work.Read More
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