LA BLACKSMITH—a historical survey of work in bronze, copper, tin, aluminum, gold, and iron and steel alloys by modern and contemporary black Los Angeles artists—is on view for one more week at CAAM.
Curated by Jill Moniz, participating artists include Joseph Beckles, Kendell Carter, Adrienne DeVine, CharlesDickson, Melvin Edwards, Charla Elizabeth, Maren Hassinger, Artis Lane, Ed Love, KoriNewkirk, John Outterbridge, Duane Paul, Noah Purifoy, John Riddle, Alison Saar, BetyeSaar, Gerard Basil Stripling, Kehinde Wiley, Glen Wilson, Beulah Woodard, and SunéWoods.
PLEASE RECALL TO ME EVERYTHING YOU HAVE THOUGHT OF—a group show of women artists at Morán Morán, curated by Eve Fowler—is on view for one more week.
This highly recommended exhibition includes the work of Etel Adnan, Frances Barth, Donna Dennis, Florence Derive, Simone Fattal, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Barbara Hammer, Harmony Hammond, Maren Hassinger, Suzanne Jackson, Virginia Jaramillo, Harriet Korman, Joyce Kozloff, Magali Lara, Mary Lum, Mónica Mayer, Dona Nelson, Senga Nengudi, Howardena Pindell, and Joan Semmel.
“The title of the show is from a Gertrude Stein text that Fowler selected for its ambiguous poetry that she felt honored the artists.”
I’m not asking the artists to tell me anything, but they allowed me in their studios—a private place where artists often feel vulnerable. — Eve Fowler*
On the occasion of the closing day SENGA NENGUDI—IMPROVISATIONAL GESTURES, a day-long symposium presented in conjunction with the exhibitionwill take place this weekend at CAAM and USC.
During the morning sessions, Nengudi will be joined by Selma Holo, Chelo Montoya,Elissa Auther,Uri McMillan,Grant Johnson, Barbara McCullough, Isabel Wade, and Maren Hassinger.
After lunch, Nengudi’s work R.S.V.P. will be performed, and the afternoon session will conclude with the roundtable “On Activism and Performance,” with Nengudi, Rafa Esparza, Patrisse Cullors, and Nao Bustamante, moderated by Suzanne Hudson.
SENGA NENGUDI—IMPROVISATIONAL GESTURES, through April 14.
SYMPOSIUM, Saturday, April 14, from 9 am to 4 pm.
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM (morning sessions), 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
FISHER MUSEUM OF ART, USC (afternoon performance and roundtable), 823 West Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles.
WE WANTED A REVOLUTION—BLACK RADICAL WOMEN, 1965–1985 “examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.”
The exhibition includes work by Emma Amos, Camille Billops, Kay Brown, Vivian E. Browne, Linda Goode Bryant, BeverlyBuchanan, Carole Byard, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ayoka Chenzira, Christine Choy and Susan Robeson, Blondell Cummings, Julie Dash, Pat Davis, Jeff Donaldson, Maren Hassinger, Janet Henry, Virginia Jaramillo, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Lisa Jones, Loïs Mailou Jones, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Carolyn Lawrence, Samella Lewis, DindgaMcCannon, Barbara McCullough, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Alva Rogers, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Ming Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems.
WE WANTED A REVOLUTION—BLACK RADICAL WOMEN, 1965–1985, through January 14.
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.