Now in its final week, Helen Cammock’s current London show I DECIDED I WANT TO WALK features her film They Call It Idlewild as well as a set of new screen prints and a calico banner.
Cammock explores social histories through film, photography, print, text, song and performance. She is motivated by her commitment to questioning mainstream historical narratives around Blackness, womanhood, wealth, power, poverty and vulnerability. Mining her own biography in addition to the histories of oppression and resistance, multiple and layered narratives reveal the cyclical construct of histories.*
EXCERPTS—Bortolami Gallery’s first exhibition of the work of conceptual artist Renée Green—includes Space Poem #2 (Laura’s Words), 2011/2020, and Space Poem #7 (Color Without Objects: Intra-Active May-Words), 2020, “a series of works which expand and contract language and color in order to facilitate its exploration over space and time… Invoking the words of poets MaySwenson and Laura Riding Jackson, both Space Poems unfold a series of linguistic collisions punctuated by Green’s spatial and chromatic operations.”*
Located at the gallery’s two New York locations and online, more than 100 artists are participating in the project, including Rita Ackermann, Kelly Akashi, IdaApplebroog, Genesis Belanger, Lynda Benglis, Katherine Bernhardt, Huma Bhabha, Carol Bove, Katherine Bradford, Sam Falls, Charles Gaines, Maureen Gallace, Joanne Greenbaum, Mona Hatoum, Mary Heilmann, Camille Henrot, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Shara Hughes, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Sanya Kantarovsky, June Leaf, Simone Leigh, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Sam McKinniss, Marilyn Minter, Sarah Morris, Angel Otero, Adam Pendleton, Elizabeth Peyton, Jack Pierson, R.H. Quaytman, Deborah Roberts, Ugo Rondinone, MikaRottenberg, Tschabalala Self, Amy Sherald, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Laurie Simmons, Taryn Simon, Lorna Simpson, Avery Singer, Sarah Sze, Kara Walker, Mary Weatherford, and the estate of Anne Truitt.
Roni Horn and LACMA director Michael Govan—in conjunction with the museum’s View FromHere program—will discuss how “recently acquired artworks…function historically in an encyclopedic collection, and how they provide us with a window into the challenges and joys of art making.”*
To r.s.v.p. for the online conversation, see link below.