We’re please to announce the next Black Contemporary Art Walk! On Sunday, February 16, 2014 join us for a tour of the Guggenheim Museum’s exhibition Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s exhibition Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series.
2:11 pm • 25 January 2014 • 261 notes
portrait of james baldwin (1963)
oil on canvas
22 x 18 inches.
1:02 pm • 24 January 2014 • 483 notes
The Studio Museum invites artists living or working in Harlem to join Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden to review their work and discuss their artistic endeavors. From 12 to 3pm on Sunday, February 9, Golden will hold fifteen-minute meetings with ten artists selected through a lottery system. Activating artist Theaster Gates’s work See, Sit, Sup, Sip, Sing: Holding Court in the Studio Museum atrium, this event celebrates the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance and Contemporary Art and the Museum’s ongoing commitment to the Harlem arts community.
Each artist should submit their name, home or studio address in Harlem and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on Friday, January 31, 2014. Individuals selected through the lottery will be informed via e-mail and given further instructions on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Participants will be asked to prepare a current resume or CV, a maximum of 10 images (no original artwork) and an artist statement of 500 words or less.
Theaster Gates’s installation, See, Sit, Sup, Sip, Sing: Holding Court (2012) evokes a classroom that has been relocated to the Museum’s atrium. Created from tables, chairs and desks salvaged from a now-closed public school on Chicago’s South Side, this installation–much like a classroom–is designed as an experience for learning created by the people assembled in and around it.
Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
4:26 pm • 23 January 2014 • 163 notes
Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Punctuated Blackness (2013)
1:43 am • 23 January 2014 • 2,413 notes
STRAIGHT FLEXIN’/Flexin’ My Complexion (2014) // Kameelah Janan Rasheed // www.kameelahr.com
1:41 am • 23 January 2014 • 2,895 notes
JACK produces the first professional production of this bold short work by visionary playwright Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Charlotte Brathwaite (Princess Grace Award) in collaboration with Abigail DeVille (resident artist, Studio Museum in Harlem). She Talks to Beethoven is a 30-minute, non-seated installation/performance that integrates found objects, drawing, silhouette and projection to tell the story of Suzanne Alexander, an African-American woman living in 1961 post-independence Ghana. After the sudden and mysterious disappearance of her husband, she seeks solace in the spirit of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, whose letters she has been studying.
Wednesday – Friday, January 22 – 24, at 8 pm and 8:45 pm
Saturday, January 25, at 6 pm and 6:45 pm
505 1/2 Waverly Ave, New York
12:34 am • 20 January 2014 • 26 notes
Submission: Alex Jackson “Invisible Men” Oil and Aerosol 36” x 48”
9:10 pm • 19 January 2014 • 1,399 notes
"I Aint Selling Woof Tickets" no.I, 2013
9:02 pm • 19 January 2014 • 67 notes
"Magnificent misfits", 2012 Black ink on paper, measuring 44 x 27 cm by Eric G. C. Weets
8:59 pm • 19 January 2014 • 120 notes
8:57 pm • 19 January 2014 • 132 notes
If you’d like to submit work please include a relatively good photograph of the work, your name (or the name of the artist), the title of the work and the year it was made.
8:52 pm • 19 January 2014 • 20 notes