Performance

Loud. Black. Resident Part I: In Conversation with Dr. Omi Osum Joni L. Jones

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Today from our friends at ARTS.BLACK we bring you Arielle Julia Brown’s interview with Dr. Omi Osum Joni L. Jones. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones is an artist, scholar, and an Associate Professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Jones states, “My desire has been to transform predominantly white academic spaces into places where Blackness reigns.[…..]

Adrian Piper at Hamburger Bahnhof

Upon entering the grand central hall within Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof museum, the visitor views Adrian Piper’s exhibition from a distance. From this vantage point, The Probable Trust Registry: The Rules of the Game #1–3, an installation and performance piece, resembles the sparsely furnished lobby of a prosperous but unidentifiable corporate institution. Deceptively simple at first glance, The Probable Trust Registry is in fact a total[…..]

Sophie Calle: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

Sophie Calle, Here Lie the Secrets of Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery, 2017. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery & Perrotin. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli.

The historic Green-Wood Cemetery is a sprawling, verdant oasis occupying 487 acres of northwest Brooklyn. For centuries, the site has been a sanctuary for mourners as well as a destination for day-trippers—sightseers, birdwatchers, and picnickers who meander landscaped paths and take selfies under blossoming trees. On April 29, 2017, a new memorial was erected on the summit of Grove Hill: a marble obelisk inscribed with the epitaph, “Here[…..]

Who Do You Trust? at the Asian Art Museum

David and Hi-Jin Hodge. Who Do You Trust?, 2017 (performance still);  April 20, 2017. Courtesy of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Photo: Quincy Stamper.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Sofia Villena Araya reviews Who Do You Trust? at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Dance is a powerful medium in[…..]

Sonic Futures at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Laura Hyunjhee Kim. LOVE NETWORKS LOVE, 2017; video; 2 minutes 32 seconds; and variable objects.

Visitors might be deceived by the initial sounds they hear in Sonic Futures at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. A haunting hum resounds throughout the dark exhibition space, originating from a multichannel video installation with an audio mashup of Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” and Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love.” The work, titled They Held Dances on the Graves of Those Who Died in the Terror[…..]

Gary Simmons: Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark at Southern Exposure

Gary Simmons. Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark, 2014; installation view, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy of the Artist and Southern Exposure, San Francisco. Photo: Shahrzade Ehya.

Depending on when one visits Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark, the current exhibition by the visual artist Gary Simmons at Southern Exposure, one will experience two very different, equally worthwhile shows. A visitor attending the show during regular gallery hours on any given day will face a work of installation art: An impressive tower of speakers sits, along with a boxy old television, on a[…..]

En Plein Air: Music of Objective Romance at SFMOMA

Jacolby Satterwhite. En Plein Air: Music of Objective Romance at SFMOMA, 2017. Courtesy of SFMOMA. Photo: Charles Villyard.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Sofia Villena Araya reviews En Plein Air: Music of Objective Romance at SFMOMA. Jacolby Satterwhite, an African American artist well known for[…..]