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Lecture on contemporary African textiles at the Barnes

[Andrea learns about African textiles in context with the work of modern artists, including Yinka Shonibare and Grace Ndiritu. -- the artblog editors] A substantial crowd gave up a sunny Sunday afternoon on March 23 to hear Alisa La Gamma, curator in charge of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, speak about current and historical African textiles. The lecture was held in connection with Yinka Shonibare’s exhibition┬áMBE: Ladders, which will be on view at the Barnes Foundation through April 21. The exhibition itself, reviewed for artblog by Leah Koontz, ... More » »

Through You: Contemporary photos at Penn

Thomas Ruff, Portrait (Thomas M. Schell), 1987, C-print, 210.8 x 160 cm “Hot” is what Gabe Martinez promised, trying to get Roberta and me to the photography exhibit Through You. And he’s right. It’s hot not just because it’s from steamy Miami. This the second big photography exhibit to come here from Miami to a college art gallery. Through You, at the University of Pennsylvania, is from the Martin Z. Margulies collection, widely acknowledged as one of the top collections in the country (I can’t find who ranked it, alas). (The previous Miami big photo collection exhibit, from Dennis Scholl, ... More » »

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Big, bigger, biggest at Armory

Even Seydou Keita has pumped up the scale, at Sean Kelley. In this case, though, it looked great (sorry about the light reflections), the work retaining its gravitas amid all the glitzy art at the Armory. I seemed to be happier living in the art of the past in this show. I used to love Google…until yesterday, when I lost my gmail for five days and I therefore lost my usual path of access to the blog, which is also dependent on a gmail/google id. It started with Zoe receiving an email she got from my address that I didn’t ... More » »