The Winter/Spring 2010-11 issue of Studio Magazine has arrived. Dubbed “The Conversation Issue”, this latest volume features a plethora of interviews with artists, curators and writers – Mark Bradford, Stephen Burks and Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims to name a few – in addition to Naomi Jackson’s book picks, a fiction piece by Dr. Amina Gautier, excerpts from recent publications, studio visits with contemporary artists and more! Pick up your copy at the Studio Museum today.
Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial at the Indianopolis Museum of Art
Organzied by Joanne Cubbs, the museum’s Adjunct Curator of American Art, this long overdue retrospective brings together many of Dial's assemblages, paintings, and drawings, and celebrates his extensive career.
Bodyscapes at Mechanical Hall Gallery, University Museums, University of Delaware
Bodyscapes will be on view through July 15, 2011 at the Mechanical Hall Gallery, University Museums, University of Delaware
Curated by University of Delaware art history doctoral candidates, this expansive exhibition features artwork by David Driskell, Robin Holder, P.H. Polk, Alison Saar, and Carrie Mae Weems among others.
TV Land Special | Sunday February 27th at 8 pm ET/PT
Forty-one years after their first exhibition at the Studio Museum, AfriCOBRA still brims with ‘expressive awesomeness’!
AfriCOBRA: Art for the People is a fast paced documentary despite the group’s (generally) geriatric status. Dynamic cinematography, ‘real talk’ and AfriCOBRA’s signature ‘Koolaid Colors’ keep things fresh while bringing the group's canvases to life on screen. AfriCOBRA artists or ‘image makers’ describe the jazzy, polyrhythmic movement in their work as ’visual music’, a synesthetic idea not far from Kandinsky’s theories on sound and color.
at the Krannert Art Museum
Check out iona rozeal brown’s solo exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum, on view through May 15, 2011. Brown’s paintings focus on the relationship between African American hip-hop culture and contemporary Japanese society. Brown was one of the featured artists in Black Belt (2003), a group exhibition here at the Studio Museum and has a few paintings in our permanent collection.
Selected Works from The Studio Museum in Harlem
Carrie Mae Weems: Untitled (Black Love)
by Xaviera Simmons
Is it possible to locate the interior language of these longings? Are the locations of desire found in the waiting, the reunion or the exact moments before the embrace? What are the minute details found in memories and where are the specific locations in the body that hold the space of waiting? The memory of time always bonds as this triptych rests on time as a cycle of moments of wait, of steps to come and of embraces desired, willed to and longed for.
Stargazers at The Bronx Museum
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists will be on view through May 29 at The Bronx Museum
Installation view includes the following works:
Sanford Biggers, Afropick, 2005; Elizabeth Catlett, Homage to the Panthers,1970; Elizabeth Catlett, Reclining Woman (Mujer Reclinada), 2006; Lalla Essaydi, Idle Afternoon #2, 2008.
Readers are invited to share their photos of Harlem in the snow! Thanks to our contributors Donald Andrew Agarrat, Lynn Lieberman, Hallie Hobson, Amanda Russhell Wallace, Gabrielle Lopez and our Twitter follower @butterflyylost.