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SENGA NENGUDI

On the occasion of the closing day SENGA NENGUDI—IMPROVISATIONAL GESTURES, a day-long symposium presented in conjunction with the exhibition will take place this weekend at CAAM and USC.

During the morning sessions, Nengudi will be joined by Selma HoloChelo Montoya, Elissa Auther, Uri McMillan, Grant JohnsonBarbara McCulloughIsabel 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 EsparzaPatrisse 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.

See: fisher.usc.edu/senga

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Senga Nengudi, R.S.V.P., 1977, photograph by Herman Outlaw; and (bottom) Nengudi at the 57th Venice Biennale, in 2017.

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PEGGY COOPER CAFRITZ

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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.

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Above: Book cover painting by Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Image credit: Rizzoli.

Below: Peggy Cooper Cafritz.

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