A group show featuring Chicago Imagist Christina Ramberg—in dialog with work by AlexandraBircken, Sara Deraedt, Gaylen Gerber, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Konrad Klapheck, GhislaineLeung, Senga Nengudi, Ana Pellicer, Richard Rezac, Diane Simpson, and Kathleen White—is now on view at Frac Lorraine.
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*
Columbia University professor Kellie Jones will discuss “the global reaches of performance art during the 1970s through the lens of projects by Latin American and African American artists”—including Adrian Piper, Senga Nengudi, Felipe Ehrenberg, Lourdes Grobet, and David Lamelas—and considers “the circumstances that allowed performance to be dispersed effortlessly into the flow of everyday life.”*
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.