Today, as hundreds of thousands participate in the Women’s March on Washington and around the world, protesting against the misogyny and bigotry ushered in by yesterday’s inauguration of a misogynist bigot, I am reminded of Nancy Spero’s powerful work that unites modern women with women from ancient cultures (e.g. Egypt, Near-East, Greece). While Spero’s work […]
I will write a longer post when I have more time about the work of Tunisian-Russian artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke. For now, for the mere playfulness of the visual juxtaposition, here is her 2008 work These goddamned boys all stealing and Cy Twombly’s Achaeans in Battle, from his 1978 Fifty Days at Iliam series.
My copy of January’s Artforum arrived yesterday and its cover compounded my disappointment that I’ll not be able to see Kerry James Marshall’s exhibition Mastry at the Met in the flesh. I was, however, lucky enough to be living in Madrid when Kerry James Marshall: painting and other stuff was on display at the Palacio […]
I just brought my class on ancient philosophical ideas of happiness and the good life to see the new film by Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade in The Box at the Wexner Center. The short, 7-minute film, O Caseiro (The Caretaker), is a split screen account of two very different lives and daily routines. On […]
Today is the first day of my Semina Seminar – a pedagogical experiment created after the model of Wallace Berman’s Semina (Latin for ‘seeds’), a hand-printed assemblage-zine that Berman made between 1955 and 1964. As Berman’s friend and collaborator, poet Michal McClure wrote about Semina, it is as much a form or genre than a single, […]