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Recommended: New York Times on Lowery Stokes Sims, William Pope.L and Martine Syms

Recommended: New York Times on Lowery Stokes Sims, William Pope.L and Martine Syms

RECOMMENDED FEATURES recently published content from around the web, recommendations from Culture Type worth taking the time to explore: “At Museum of Arts and Design, a Swan Song for Lowery Stokes Sims” | New York Times Lowery Stokes Sims, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, is retiring on April...
National Gallery Curators Explain How Corcoran Works Will Enhance Collection

National Gallery Curators Explain How Corcoran Works Will Enhance Collection

  THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) recently expanded its holdings of African American art by 40 percent through acquisitions from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. For the first time, NGA owns works by Aaron Douglas, William Edmondson, Gordon Parks, Noah Purifoy and Betye Saar, among others. The historic announcement came last month when NGA...
'I Can't Breathe' Demonstration Staged at Armory Show

‘I Can’t Breathe’ Demonstration Staged at Armory Show

Photo by Victoria L. Valentine   YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, A GROUP OF ARTISTS staged a die-in at the Armory Show in New York. About a dozen people chanted “I can’t breathe” and then they fell to the floor at Pier 94 where the international art show has been open to the public since Thursday. According to...
Chris Ofili Presents His Greatest Hits at New Museum

Chris Ofili Presents His Greatest Hits at New Museum

  SPANNING THREE GALLERY FLOORS, Chris Ofili’s exhibition at the New Museum doesn’t hold back, presenting his greatest hits and new works, fabulous canvases that refute any notion that painting is dead. His culturally tuned layered and embellished canvases from the 1990s are on view, along with a quintet of red, black and green nods...
Art Agenda: Chris Ofili Opens at New Museum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, George Clinton, Gary Simmons

Art Agenda: Chris Ofili Opens at New Museum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, George Clinton, Gary Simmons

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND TALKS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART Prospect 3 New Orleans | Oct. 25, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015 The first full week of Prospect 3 is underway with a full agenda of talks and events in addition to exhibitions. Exploring the theme “Notes for Now,” the...
Links: St. Louis Exhibitions, Gary Simmons, Hew Locke, ArtReview Power List

Links: St. Louis Exhibitions, Gary Simmons, Hew Locke, ArtReview Power List

LINKS TO THE LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WORLD OF BLACK ART The Times-Picayune visits Newcombe Art Gallery where, as a part of Prospect 3 New Orleans, British artist Hew Locke‘s black rope drawings (above), dangling with beads that conjure Mardi Gras are on view. Read Article St. Louis Public Radio covers a selection...
Jazz Musician Jason Moran Freestyles with Visual Artists

Jazz Musician Jason Moran Freestyles with Visual Artists

  EARLIER THIS YEAR, LUHRING AUGUSTINE announced the addition of Jason Moran to its roster. Why would a jazz pianist and composer join a tony New York art gallery? Moran was appointed artistic director for jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in May 2014. He teaches at the New England...
5 Candid Comments: Deborah Grant on Navigating the Art World

5 Candid Comments: Deborah Grant on Navigating the Art World

DEBORAH GRANT GIVES A GOOD INTERVIEW. She is candid and forthcoming about her journey as an artist as well as her views of the art world’s racial fault lines. Born in Toronto, she lives and works in New York, where her exhibition, “Christ You Know it Ain’t Easy,” was on view earlier this year at...
Links: Franklin Sirmans Previews Prospect 3, Toni Morrison's Papers, LaToya Ruby Frazier

Links: Franklin Sirmans Previews Prospect 3, Toni Morrison’s Papers, LaToya Ruby Frazier

LINKS TO THE LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WORLD OF BLACK ART Following a press conference previewing Prospect New Orleans, Hyperallergic talks with artistic director Franklin Sirmans about the biennial’s third edition and how it will reflect its theme “Notes for Now.” Read Interview For the BBC, Daily Telegraph art critic Alastair Sooks talks...
Culture Talk: Bruce Talamon on Photographing David Hammons

Culture Talk: Bruce Talamon on Photographing David Hammons

FOUR DECADES AGO, WHILE DAVID HAMMONS was working in his Los Angeles studio making body prints and assemblages, and developing ideas for installations and performances, Bruce W. Talamon was nearby photographing every moment. He says the two met in 1974, before the artist moved to New York. Hammons had already gained some recognition. In 1971,...
The Week in Black Art | Sept. 13 - 19, 2014

The Week in Black Art | Sept. 13 – 19, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring new MacArthur fellow Rick Lowe, curator Okwui Enwezor, black comics, the Cosby art collection, the art world’s gender gap, the unveiling of Frederick Douglass portrait at governor’s mansion in Maryland, Shinique Smith, Toyin Odutola, and more Artful Genius: Rick Lowe Among 21...
Cover Worthy: David Hammons Body Print Graces Phillips Auction Catalog

Cover Worthy: David Hammons Body Print Graces Phillips Auction Catalog

Lot 48: DAVID HAMMONS, “Moving to the Other Side,” 1969 (silkscreen on wove paper). Estimate $100,000-$150,000. Sold for $112,000 (including fees)   WHEN PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION gets underway tomorrow morning, a central highlight of the show will be an early work on paper by David Hammons (b. 1943). “Moving to the Other Side,” one...
The Week in Black Art | Sept. 6 - 12, 2014

The Week in Black Art | Sept. 6 – 12, 2014

A REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE ART WORLD Featuring performance art at MOCA LA, Swann’s forthcoming African American art auction, the passing of Detroit artist Gilda Snowden, and more MOCA LA is Embracing Lives Art Programming Again The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is gearing up for Step and Repeat:...
Art Agenda | Sept. 8-14, 2014

Art Agenda | Sept. 8-14, 2014

ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, must-see exhibition openings and interesting talks happening this week in black art. Today’s edition features a Carrie Mae Weems talk in Brooklyn, a conversation with Nick Cave about his new monograph, exhibitions featuring Chakaia Booker, Kehinde Wiley, Derrick Adams, Fahamou Pecou and more: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 DEADLINE for Johnson...