Ariel Scott interviews dancer Trajal Harrell
Ariel Osterweis Scott, Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, speaks with noted choreographer Trajal Harrell. Harrell’s works have been seen at institutions including The New Museum, ICA Boston, The Kitchen, and numerous international venues. Here, Harrell discusses his latest work.
This interview is an extended version of the interview that appeared in Studio magazine.
A- How did your piece Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (S) come about?
The results for this week's Feature Friday contest are in. We changed our Twitter icon to a detail from Glenn Ligon's Untitled (Speech/Crowd) #3, 2000. It didn't take long for @forwardretreat and @TIROQ to identify the artwork! We love how smart and quick our Twitter followers are!
It's that time again...
Head over to Twitter to take part in our weekly Feature Friday contest! Our avatar (the icon next to our name) has changed to a detail of an artwork in our permanent collection. It’s up to you to scour the permanent collection section of our website, here, to find the piece. The first person to tweet us, correctly identifying the artwork, will receive free admission for two guests!
A Fluxus Epiphany
If you have ever seen me in the winter months, you know that my face is more often than not perpetually swaddled, mummy-style, in a thick, black woolen scarf with white cursive writing covering it. But this scarf, pilfered from my mother who bought it in Paris years ago, is more than just a warm and aesthetically-pleasing defense against the cold. What I never realized, until an incredibly astute former colleague and Fluxus connoisseur pointed it out to me only a few weeks ago, is that this scarf is in fact a work of art by French Fluxus artist Ben Vautier (b. 1935).
Gerald Leavell on ETW '11
Here at the Studio Museum, Gerald Leavell coordinates youth programs and Expanding The Walls (ETW), an eight-month photography-based program for a select group of teenagers.
Working with New York City teenagers from diverse backgrounds and varying tastes and skills in the arts certainly inspires me to be better. Period. I am constantly exploring ways that I can improve my own art, my knowledge of art history and my vocabulary in order to better support the students in their artistic development.
Results from Our First Weekly Twitter Contest
We're thrilled with the results of our first Feature Friday Twitter contest! @marcy_s was our first winner, correctly guessing that the first detail was from Dave McKenzie's Self-Portrait Piñata, 2002. McKenzie was a 2003-2004 artist in residence and if you love his work as much as we do, you'll definitely want to buy one of his Studio (un)framed editions.
Emerging Artists of Color
In celebration of the museum's fifth anniversary, this stunning exhibition of works from the Nasher's permanent collection features a variety of contemporary artists of African descent.
Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquistions will be on view through August 14, 2011 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
A New Weekly Twitter Contest
Do you follow us on Twitter? If not, you might miss out on our exciting new Feature Friday Twitter contest, starting today! Each Friday, our avatar (the icon next to our name) will change to a detail of an artwork in our permanent collection. It’s up to you to scour the permanent collection section of our website, here, to find the piece. The first person to tweet us, correctly identifying the artwork, will receive free admission for two guests! So, head to our Twitter page now the see what our avatar is today. Happy hunting!
Saya Woolfalk's Diorama for Empathic Life
Visit the Museum Store and you might suspect that you’ve stumbled upon a rift in the space time continuum. In an area where you previously would have found our usual displays of fantastic books, jewelry and gifts, you’ll encounter mysterious figures clad in elaborate costumes, emerging from an other-worldly terrain.
Performing with Benjamin Patterson
This video documents Saya Woolfalk performing the score, Ring Small Bell from Benjamin Patterson's Methods and Processes, 1962, and the audience performing Patterson's Paper Piece, 1961, at the Studio Museum, March 31, 2011.