Tag Archive "memory"

Kate Gilmore, "Sudden as a Massacre". Video still.

Three from New York – Pablo Helguera’s Libreria Donceles at Kent Fine Arts and Pataphysics and From Memory at Sean Kelly

(Andrea visits two galleries in New York, sees three excellent shows, and buys something. –the artblog editors) Entering Kent Fine Arts these days is disorienting, because beyond the building entryway, elevator, and usual gallery door is a perfectly-realized, functional, used book store: metal shelves full of books, an occasional easy chair, recommended titles arrayed on a table, and a separate section for children. The only thing missing is the dust that usually characterizes such places. It’s the only store in N.Y.C. devoted to second-hand, Spanish-language books, despite the fact that a quarter of the city speaks Spanish. E-publishing hasn’t fostered ... More » »

William Earle Williams ‘Interior, Fort Morgan, Battle Site, Mobil,Alabama’ (2003) gelatin silver print, 7 x 7 in.

A Stirring Song Sung Heroic; African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865 – William Earle Williams at Haverford and Lehigh

(Andrea reviews William Earle Williams’ photography show at Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, based on Williams’ project documenting slave quarters, schools and prisons, and says the work is beautiful and moving. –the artblog editors) William Earle Williams creates counter-histories, re-investing importance in  literally un-distinguished places where abolitionist and Civil War events have been forgotten or repressed. At first glance, the 80 modestly-sized, black and white silver gelatin prints in this exhibition (at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery through Oct. 11, 2013, then at the  Lehigh University Art Galleries from Jan. 22-May 25, 2014) depict a range of un-peopled and undisturbed countryside, ... More » »

Sylvia Kristel

Manon de Boer’s film Trilogy at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with live programs this weekend

What do a Dutch actress best known for her performance in a soft-core porn film that was distributed in mainstream venues, a French-educated, Brazilian psychoanalyst interested in trauma, and an American interpreter of avant garde percussion music have in common? Is that even a worthwhile question to ask about the women who are the subjects of Manon de Boer’s Resonating Surfaces – A Trilogy, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  (PMA), extended through May 5, with additional live programming this weekend. The Dutch actress, Sylvia Kristel, who gained a world-wide reputation for her role as Emmanuelle in the ... More » »


The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900

Julie M. Johnson. The Memory Factory; The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900 (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2012) ISBN 978-1-55753-613-6 It’s remarkable that recent scholarship can force significant reconsideration of an artistic culture as well-studied as that of Vienna around 1900, but that’s what Julie M. Johnson’s work has done. As such, it will be required reading for anyone interested in Vienna’s turn-of-the-century art and art institutions, particularly the schools and the artists’ associations and unions – which functioned much as today’s artists’ collectives and artist-run spaces. It is also an important contribution to women’s studies and to ... More » »