GROUP SHOW: Regarding the Figure
THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM
144 W 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
April 20th - August 6th, 2017
Regarding the Figure presents works from The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection that explore the practice of portraiture and figuration as a means of celebrating personal and collective histories, ideas and identities. Ranging in date from the late nineteenth century to the present, and representing some forty artists from Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) to Njideka Akunyili Crosby (b. 1983), the works present diverse and at times unexpected methods of figuration, from the traditional (the portrait bust) to the experimental, and show subjects who come from the realms of both the celebrated and the anonymous. More than fifty paintings, drawings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures attest to the power that can come from representing the black body and the responsibilities that may attend these representations.
Regarding the Figure is organized by the curatorial team of Eric Booker, Connie H. Choi, Hallie Ringle and Doris Zhao.
GROUP SHOW: The Half-Life of Love
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
Opening Reception, May 6, 2017
"Borrowing its title from the final lines of This Is How You Lose Her — Junot Díaz’s collection of short stories chronicling the fallout of infidelity — The Half-Life of Love explores the melancholic experience of romantic encounter: the heady sensation of first looks, the affective ebb of time, and the traces of a lover’s absence. The exhibition features work by an intergenerational group of artists including Jordan Casteel, Cynthia Daignault with Curran Hatleberg, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Deana Lawson, Dave McKenzie, Kambui Olujimi, Valeska Soares, and Billie Zangewa. Ranging in tone from honeymoon to heartbreak, they present love as a social contract, at once rife with possibility and precariousness."
Open Studios: Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
20 Jay Street, Suite 720, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Reception: Friday, May 12, 6-9pm; Open Studios: Saturday & Sunday, May 13-14, 2-6pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PANEL DISCUSSION: WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN 1965-85
Columbia University's Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive NY, NY 10027
Wednesday, April 26th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"IRAAS presents a panel discussion on the exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85”
[on view at the Brooklyn Museum April 21- September 17, 2017] which focuses on black women artists, examining the political, social, cultural and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.
Panelists: Co-Curators- Rujeko Hockley (CC’05) and Catherine Morris; Contemporary Artists- Simone Leigh and Jordan Casteel; Moderated by Prof. Kellie Jones, Art History & Archaeology; Faculty Fellow, IRAAS- Columbia University
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC"