Radical Presence:
Black Performance in Contemporary Art


SEPT. 10–DEC. 7, 2013

Radical Presence chronicles the emergence and develop-
ment of African American performance practices in contemporary art. Surveying the scene from the 1960s to the present day, this major exhibition examines the rich and complex history of black performance in the United States. The show features work of artists such as Benjamin Patterson, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi,
and Coco Fusco. A series of performances by participating artists accompanies the exhibition, which is presented in two parts: Part I, Sept. 10– Dec. 7, 2013, at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU; Part II, Nov. 14, 2013–Mar. 9, 2014, at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Radical Presence is organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.


An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle

JAN. 14–MARCH 29, 2014

An Opening of the Field is the first exhibition to focus on the work of this genre-bending group of West Coast artists. The exhibition includes 180 paintings, drawings, sculp-tures, photographs, films,
and ephemera—many of
which have never been shown in public. The show features numerous works by the visual artists and poets in their circle, such as Wallace Ber-
man, George Herms, and R. B. Kitaj, revealing the complex and fertile interplay between poetry and art in San Francisco during the 1950s.
An Opening of the Field
is organized by Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum.

 

 

ENERGY THAT IS
ALL AROUND/
Mission School


APRIL 15–JULY 12, 2014

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School
features works by five artists—Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri—who lived in San Francisco’s Mission district in the early 1990s. By 2002, they were identified as key members of the so-called Mission School, which over the past two decades has achieved a cult-like status in the Bay Area. Celebrating lowbrow street aesthetics, graffiti, and folk art, the movement flourished in the gritty urban setting of this south-of-Market-Street neighborhood. With the exception of Kilgallen, who died prematurely in 2001,
all of the artists continue
to collaborate today. The exhibition is organized by
the San Francisco Art Institute.

 


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