Tag Archives: Dawoud Bey


This feels to us like the most significant election of our lifetimes. The outcome will likely be decided by just a handful of states. And make no mistake: attempts are being made right now to unfairly tip the playing field and influence the vote—from voter intimidation to outright misinformation.*

STATES OF CHANGE—a fundraiser supporting forty-two organizations fighting voter suppression in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—is offering $150 prints by over 150 artists. See link below for details.


Through October 18 at midnight, PDT.

From top: Carrie Mae Weems, Hear No Evil, (from See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Triptych), 1995; Roe Ethridge, Blue Roses, 2017; Susan Worsham, Margaret’s Azaleas Through Section of Cat’s Esophagus, 2014; Samantha Box, Lilies, 2019; Susan Meiselas, Traditional Indian dance mask from the town of Monimbo, adopted by the rebels during the fight against Somoza to conceal identity, Nicaragua, 1978, image © Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos; Kim Gordon, Finley ave, 2020; Luc Sante, We’ll, 2019; Jack Pierson, 7/28/20, 7:57:38 PM, 2020; Dawoud Bey, Lauren, 2007; James Casebere, Blue House on Water #2, 2018; Sharon Lockhart, Light Is More Powerful Than Dark, 2020; Richard Renaldi, Seth at the Hollywood Celebrity Hotel, Hollywood, CA, 1999; Yto Barrada, Untitled, Tangier, 2015; Cass Bird, Untitled, 2015; Hannah Whitaker, Blood Red, 2020; Elinor Carucci, Eden in the fire escape, Corona days, 2020. Images courtesy and © the artists.


JORDAN CASTEEL—WITHIN REACH—the exhibition catalog of the artist’s suspended solo show at the New Museum—is edited by Massimiliano Gioni, with a foreword by Lisa Phillips.

The volume includes texts by Dawoud Bey, Lauren Haynes, and Amanda Hunt, and features interviews by Thelma Golden and Gioni.

UPDATE: The New Museum reopens on Tuesday, September 15.


Through January 3, 2021.

New Museum

235 Bowery, New York City.

Jordan Casteel, from top: Shirley (Spa Boutique2Go), 2018, oil on canvas, Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College; Medinilla, Wanda and Annelise, 2019, oil on canvas; Benyam, 2018, oil on canvas, Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg collection;; Serwaa and Amoakohene, 2019, oil on canvas; exhibition catalog cover image courtesy and © the artist and the New Museum; Cansuela, 2019, oil on canvas; Miles and Jojo, 2015, oil on canvas, Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection; Lourdes and Karina, 2019, oil on canvas; Joe and Mozel (Pompette Wines), 2017, oil on canvas, private collection; Jenna, 2019, oil on canvas. Images courtesy and © the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York.


As part of Art Design Chicago—a citywide celebration of the city’s arts and design legacy—the first U.S.-based marathon by Hans Ulrich Obrist will be held this weekend.

CREATIVE CHICAGO—AN INTERVIEW MARATHON takes a “multi-dimensional, multidisciplinary look at creativity in the city—past, present, and future. Bringing together artists, authors, activists, architects, historians, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and Obama Presidential Museum director Louise Bernard, the CREATIVE CHICAGO marathon examines the numerous sparks that make the city a center for art, design and architecture.”*

Obrist’s career as a documentarian has been strongly influenced by the late Chicago raconteur Studs Terkel, whose first book of oral history was the landmark Division Street, America (1967).

“[Terkel] gave me a lot of tips [about] how to actually do an interview. He became my mentor, my teacher… Marathon Chicago is an homage to Terkel. Without him, without his encouragement, my interview project would not have happened the way it has happened.” — Hans Ulrich Obrist

Amanda Williams, Art Green, Barbara KastenBrandon Breaux, Cauleen Smith, Dawoud Bey, Eddie Bocanegra, Eula Biss, Eve Ewing, Fatimah Asghar, Gerald Williams, Jeanne Gang, Joseph Grigely, Stanley Tigerman, Theaster Gates, and Tim Samuelson will join Obrist at Navy Pier, the site of EXPO CHICAGO, which is collaborating on the event with the Chicago Humanities Festival.



Saturday, September 29, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, downtown Chicago.

Hans Ulrich Obrist.