Category Archives: WEB/TELEVISION/RADIO

JOY HARJO LIVE

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo—author of An American Sunrise—will present recent and new work live from Oklahoma.

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JOY HARJO

REDCAT

Tuesday, March 23.

5 pm on the West Coast, 8 pm East Coast.

From top: Joy Harjo, photograph by Matika Wilbur, courtesy of REDCAT; Harjo, An American Sunrise (2020) cover image courtesy and © W. W. Norton.

ON EDWARD SAID

There seemed to be two parallel streams in his life. The first—discipline, family order, schooling—dutifully performed but disavowed. The other, an “underground or subterranean” Edward who longed not only to read but to be a book. Everything artistic belonged to this second version: his tastes in reading, his love of music, the creativity he unpersuasively palms off in the memoir as “fibbing.” His childhood friends agreed: “Said was never really part of us … He lived a life separate from us, coddled, spoilt and adored… Timothy Brennan*

This week, Timothy Brennan and Kai Bird will discuss Brennan’s acclaimed new book Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said. For information on registering for the online conversation, see:

TIMOTHY BRENNAN ON EDWARD SAID, with KAI BIRD

City University of New York

Wednesday, March 24.

3 pm on the West Coast, 6 pm East Coast.

*Timothy Brennan, Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021), text © Timothy Brennan, courtesy of the author and publisher.

Image below courtesy and © Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Above: Edward Said.

ALICE NEEL — VIRTUAL SCREENING

In her beautiful, hard, and certain essay, “The Love of God and Affliction,” the religious philosopher Simone Weil said: “The great enigma of human life is not suffering but affliction. It is not surprising that the innocent are killed, tortured, driven from their country, made destitute or reduced to slavery, imprisoned in camps or cells, since there are criminals to perform such actions.” I am certain that Alice Neel, more than many an American artist, had a deep understanding of affliction. She did not use her work to escape it, but rather to plunge further into it—into the trauma of being despised, or forsaken. Indeed, if she had any credo as an artist, it was to show us ourselves, and herself, even when (or especially when) it was dangerous and hard to do so. Hilton Als*

ICA Boston presents the singular documentary ALICE NEEL—directed by her grandson Andrew. See link below for streaming information.

ALICE NEEL

Directed by Andrew Neel.

ICA Boston

Through April 1.

*Hilton Als, “Carmen and Judy, 1972,” in Alice Neel, Uptown (New York: David Zwirner Books: London: Victoria Miro, 2017), 111.

Andrew Neel, Alice Neel (2007), from top: Alice Neel; Neel with her sons Richard (left) and Hartley. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker and SeeThink Productions.

RASHIDA BUMBRAY AND JEFFERSON PINDER IN CONVERSATION

This week, MICA presents The Body As Black Archive, featuring performance artist and choreographer Rashida Bumbray and interdisciplinary artist Jefferson Pinder in conversation, moderated by curator Niama Safia Sandy.

See link below to register for the webinar.

THE BODY AS BLACK ARCHIVE

RASHIDA BUMBRAY and JEFFERSON PINDER IN CONVERSATION

Maryland Institute College of Art

Thursday, March 18.

1 pm on the West Coast; 4 pm East Coast.

From top: Rashida Bumbray, photograph by Jamie Philbert, courtesy of the artist and the photographer; Jefferson Pinder, Prowl, 2020, Chicago, image © Jefferson Pindar, courtesy of the artist; Jefferson Pinder, Monolith (dreamcatcher) , Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2015–2016, image © Jefferson Pindar, courtesy of the artist and the Hyde Park Art Center.

LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER IN CONVERSATION

Thank you to the UAW for trusting me with your lives. These are very personal, painful, intimate details and stories of everything they are still going through right now. It is an honor to show my work to serve the United Auto Workers in this country. — LaToya Ruby Frazier*

On the occasion of the exhibition GRIEF AND GRIEVANCE—ART AND MOURNING IN AMERICA, join Frazier and New Museum curator Margot Norton for an online conversation. See link below to register.

LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGOT NORTON

New Museum

Friday, March 12.

4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.

*LaToya Ruby Frazier in conversation with Solveig Øvstebø and Karsten Lund at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, September 14, 2019,

LaToya Ruby Frazier, from top: Momme, 2008, from the series, The Notions of Family, 2008, gelatin silver print; Home on Braddock Avenue, from the series, The Notions of Family, 2007, gelatin silver print; Frances Turnage, UAW Local 1112, Women’s Committee, (34 years in at GM Lordstown Complex, Paint Shop), standing in her living room, wearing her work uniform, Youngstown, OH, 2019, 2019, gelatin silver print; LaToya Ruby Frazier, Flint is Family in Three Acts (2021) cover image courtesy and © the artist, Steidl, and the Gordon Parks Foundation; LaToya Ruby Frazier, The Last Cruze (2020) cover image courtesy and © the artist and The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Mindy Miller, Iron Workers Union Local 851, (11 years in at Auto Warehousing Company (AWC)), standing in her grandmother’s living room with her mother and grandmother, Lezlie and Marlene Miller, Niles, OH, 2019, 2019, gelatin silver print; Grandma Ruby holding her babies, from the series, The Notions of Family, 2002, gelatin silver print. Images © LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.