Tag Archives: Kara Walker

KARA WALKER AT CAAM

In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition CALIFORNIA BOUND—SLAVERY ON THE NEW FRONTIER, 1848–1865, join Kara Walker and Institute of Contemporary Art curator Jamillah James for a conversation at CAAM.

KARA WALKER and JAMILLAH JAMES IN CONVERSATION

Monday, April 1, from 7 pm to 9 pm.

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

From top: Kara Walker, courtesy the artist and CAAM; Kara Walker, The Katastwóf Karavan,Prospect 4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Algiers Point, New Orleans, courtesy the artist.

HILTON ALS — A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN

“Troubled times get the tyrants and prophets they deserve. During our current epoch, the revival of interest in author James Baldwin has been particularly intense. This is in part due, of course, to his ability to analyze and articulate how power abuses through cunning and force and why, in the end, it’s up to the people to topple kingdoms.

“As a galvanizing humanitarian force, Baldwin is now being claimed as a kind of oracle. But by claiming him as such, much gets erased about the great artist in the process, specifically his sexuality and aestheticism, both of which informed his politics.” — Hilton Als*

GOD MADE MY FACE—A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN—a group show curated by Hilton Als, featuring the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Alvin Baltrop, Beauford Delaney, Marlene Dumas, Ja’Tovia Gary, Glenn Ligon, Alice Neel, Cameron Rowland, Kara WalkerJane Evelyn Atwood, and James Welling—is on view through mid-February.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Metrograph and Als will present a series of films featuring Baldwin through the years, at home and abroad.

GOD MADE MY FACE—

A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN*

Through February 16.

David Zwirner

525 and 533 West 19th Street, New York City.

HILTON ALS ON JAMES BALDWIN FILM SERIES

Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2.

Metrograph

7 Ludlow Street, New York City.

See “The Energy of Joy: Hilton Als in conversation with David Bridel and Mary-Alice Daniel,” PARIS LA 16 (2019): 217–221.

From top: Marlene Dumas, James Baldwin, 2014, from the Great Men series exhibited at Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, image credit: Marlene Dumas and Bernard Ruijgrok PiezographicsBeauford Delaney, Dark Rapture, 1941, oil on canvas; Alvin Baltrop, The Piers (man sitting), 1975-1986, photograph; Richard AvedonJames Baldwin, writer, Harlem, New York, 1945, © The Richard Avedon Foundation; Ja’Tovia Gary, An Ecstatic Experience, 2015, video still; Jane Evelyn AtwoodJames Baldwin with bust of himself sculpted by Larry Wolhandler, Paris, France, 1975 (detail), gelatin silver print. All images courtesy David Zwirner.

BOOKED — HONG KONG ART BOOK FAIR

New Documents (Los Angeles), onestar / Three Star (Paris), Printed Matter (New York), David Zwirner Books (New York), Art Metropole (Toronto), Sternberg Press (Berlin), and Roma Publications (Amsterdam) will join dozens of Asian publishers and artists at the inaugural BOOKED—TAI KWUN CONTEMPORARY’S ART BOOK FAIR in Hong Kong.

Talks, workshops, launches, and performances will take place throughout the event’s duration, and the fair will close with a set by DJ Freckles.

BOOKED—TAI KWUN CONTEMPORARY’S ART BOOK FAIR

Friday through Sunday, January 11, 12, and 13.

JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun

10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong.

From top:

Kara Walker, MCMXCIX [sketches from 1999] (Amsterdam: Roma Publications, 2017).

Jumana Manna, A Small Big Thing (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2018)

Maria Fusco, Give Up Art (Los Angeles: New Documents, 2017).

Phile: The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity 2 (2018), Art Metropole.

Wolfgang Tillmans, DZHK Book 2018 (New York: David Zwirner Books, 2018).

Stefan Brüggemann, Timeless (Paris: Onestar, 2015).

KARA WALKER IN CONVERSATION

Join Kara Walker and Whitney director Adam D. Weinberg for a discussion of how art can address the ongoing legacy of slavery in contemporary American life.

 

KARA WALKER

Thursday, November 1, at 7 pm.

Hess Theater, Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street, New York City.

Above: Kara Walker, My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, exhibition catalogue. Image credit: Walker Art Center, 2007.

Below: Kara WalkerExodus of Confederates From Atlanta, 2005, from the portfolio Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), photolithograph and screenprint.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City. © 2005 Kara Walker.

PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ

Peggy Cooper Cafritz—the Washington, D.C., collector of African-American art, salonist, activist, fundraiser, co-founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and just-published author—died last week in the capital.

Her 2018 book FIRED UP! READY TO GO!—FINDING BEAUTY, DEMANDING EQUITY brings together images of more than 200 works of art that were lost in a 2009 house fire, as well as the art Cooper Cafritz had collected in the years since the catastrophe.

The Cooper Cafritz collection includes pieces by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Alma Thomas, Norman Lewis, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, El Anatsui, Yinka Shonibare, Nick Cave, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae WeemsNoah Davis, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Titus KapharNjideka Akunyili Crosby, and Toyin Ojih Odutola.

PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ, FIRED UP! READY TO GO!—FINDING BEAUTY, DEMANDING EQUITY: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN ART, THE COLLECTIONS OF PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ (New York: Rizzoli , 2018).

Contributors to the book’s text include Thelma Golden, Simone Leigh, Uri McMillan, Jack ShainmanTschabalala Self.

From top: Torkwase Dyson, Strange Fruit (Blue Note), 2015, acrylic on board; Romare Bearden, Prince Cinque (Maquette), 1976, felt pen with watercolor and collage on graph paper; Jas Knight, Autumn, 2015, oil on linen; Loren Holland, The Messenger, 2005, oil on paper; Noah Davis, Black Widow, 2007, acrylic and gouache on canvas; Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled, 2012. All images © the artists, courtesy the Estate of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, and Rizzoli.