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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 » »

Elaine Bradford, Crossbreeding a Doe with your Grandmother's Afghan, 2006, mounted doe head, yarn, buttons, size variable

San Francisco part 1–a gallery find

The pleasure of happening on unexpected art–maybe a stencil on the sidewalk, maybe a public sculpture–happened more than once to me last week in San Francisco. The first time was a gallery window I passed while walking toward Union Square. The work was a taxidermied deer head attached to an ultra-long neck hanging off of a modest wooden trophy placque. The head and neck were covered in a homey, crocheted sweater with wooden buttons. The merger of the traditional tender craft with a macho trophy, the luchera mask (or is it a balaclava?) with the Dr. Who scarf, pulled me ... More » »


Whitney Biennial News Blast

Nari Ward’s Glory — church of the dead soldier [NOTE: This post has been changed. We added a few more pictures.] Here’s our first cut at this year’s Whitney Biennial, an anti-war show if ever there was one. Our first reaction was, ooh, we know a lot of these people. We made a list for you, and we’ll give it to you in another post. And by the way, both Libby’s and Roberta’s flickr sites have extensive photo documentation. Click each name to see the photos. Dan Colen’s papier mache boulder/bombs footed by the carved wood phrase EAT SHIT AND ... More » »