futbol exhibit- kehinde wileyMUST-SEE EXHIBITION openings and interesting talks and appearances happening this week in black art:

 

Sunday, June 1, 2014 @ 1 p.m.
Franklin Sirmans Discusses Futbol Exhibit at LACMA | Los Angeles
Franklin Sirmans, curator of “Futbol: The Beautiful Game” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (at left), is participating in a panel discussion that, in advance of the World Cup in Brazil this summer, will consider soccer’s standing in American sports. Following a lecture by Andrei Markovits, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan, panelists including Sirmans, department head of Contemporary Art at LACMA and Jennifer Doyle, a professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, will engage.

Through Aug. 10, 2014
Nari Ward at LSU Museum of Art | Baton Rouge, La.
Described as “a master at balancing elegance with grittiness, [Nari] Ward articulates multi-layered issues that affect all communities—economics, poverty, race, culture, and how these factors shape a society.” “Rooted Communities,” his current exhibition at the LSU Museum of Art, features works on paper, sculpture and mixed-media works composed of found objects Jamaican-born Ward has accumulated in Harlem, where he lives and works. The exhibit is on view from Feb. 7 to Aug. 10, 2014.

“A master at balancing elegance with grittiness, [Nari] Ward articulates multi-layered issues that affect all communities—economics, poverty, race, culture, and how these factors shape a society.” — LSU Museum of Art

Through Aug. 16, 2014
Mark Bradford at White Cube | Hong Kong
Known for his abstract, layered collage paintings, Los Angeles-based Mark Bradford is presenting “a series of new works about Hong Kong that explore structures of power and politics through the lens of urban planning, in the world’s most densely populated city.” The exhibit is on view at White Cube from May 14 – Aug. 16, 2014.

Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw Presents Lecture on Kara Walker | St. Louis
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, author of “Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker”
and a professor of American art at the University of Pennsylvania is giving a talk on Kara Walker’s art at the St. Louis Museum of Art. The program complements the museum’s current exhibition “Anything But Civil: Kara Walker’s Vision of the Old South,” on view from Feb. 26 to Aug. 10, 2014. CT

 

TOP IMAGE: Kehinde Wiley, Samuel Eto’o, 2010, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, © Kehinde Wiley, Image courtesy of Kehinde Wiley, and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California via LACMA

 

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