Video: Three South African Artists, Three Aspects of South African Feminisim

From the Brooklyn Museum:

Feminist practice and scholarship have been a solid presence in South African contemporary art over the past thirty years. Pamela Allara, Associate Professor Emerita at Brandeis University, discusses three artists—Penny Siopis, Berni Searle, and Zanele Muholi—each born about a decade apart and whose work represents the wide range of feminist issues within South Africa.

This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on January 26, 2014. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation. 


The Reading List: April 4, 2014

The Reading List is a weekly roundup of art-related essays and articles that have recently appeared on the web.

NEA Survey: Artists are better educated and gaining ground against unemployment: The NEA is out with new statistics on the education and employment information of artists in the United States.

The State Department is installing a Baldessari sculpture at the US embassy in Pakistan: This art acquisition is part of the State Department’s Art in Embassies program. There is a Congressman who is not too happy about it.

Mon Levinson, 88, Op Art Sculptor, Passes Away: The Times has this obituary for Mon Levinson, a sculptor most often associated with the op art movement of the early to mid sixties.


The Reading List: March 28, 2014

The Reading List is a weekly roundup of art-related essays and articles that have recently appeared on the web.

Momentum Is Building for Museum on Women: The New York Times reports on renewed efforts by members of Congress to build a museum of women’s history in Washington DC.

Facing our revolutions: Shirin Neshat’s pictures from Egypt: This essay, from Al Jazeera America, discusses the ethical implications of photographs depicting Egyptians in the midst of recent protests.

Protesters Take Over the Guggenheim With Giant Projections: Earlier this week protesters set up projectors outside the Guggenheim in New York and displayed images and text highlighting issues of income inequality that are present in the art world. Art F City has more info about the specific groups involved and details about the event.

Riot at the Rite: Yvonne Rainer contributes this essay about her work “RoS Indexical” to Performa Magazine.

There is a new TateShots about Lorna Simpson

Above is the newest episode of TateShots, the series of short art documentaries, each focused on a single artist. Recent episodes have featured Rose English, Victor Burgin, and Christian Boltanski. This episode has Lorna Simspon talking about her work, here is the TateShots synopsis:

Old sports photographs and hair commercials provide inspiration for American artist Lorna Simpson. Lorna Simpson uses combinations of image and text to examine the processes through which meaning and understanding take place. Here Simpson shows TateShots how she arrived at this methodology and why her surroundings are so important to her work.



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Donelle Woolford: Dick’s Last Stand from MOCAD

Want to be able to experience some art from this year’s Whitney Biennial but not able to make it New York? You’re in luck! The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) has recently made this piece by Donelle Woolford available on Youtube. Woolford’s “Dick’s Last Stand” is included in this year’s Whitney Biennial as a touring performance. After the jump you can read more from MOCAD about this work and you can see the full list of tour dates for “Dick’s Last Stand.”

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