Posts Tagged ‘ art ’

Sex, Art, and Misogyny | by Coco Fusco | The New York Review of Books

Slave Rape Series #13: Fight to Save Your Life by Faith RinggoldFaith Ringgold/ACA Galleries, New York/© 2019 Faith Ringgold/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York

Faith Ringgold: Slave Rape Series #13: Fight to Save Your Life (detail), 1973

 

In 1974 the performance artist Marina Abramovic stood naked and immobile in a Naples gallery. Next to her was a table with seventy-two objects, including a loaded gun. Beside the objects was a document absolving the audience of responsibility for whatever they might choose to do to her with those objects. Freeing the audience from accountability turned the performance into an exposé of their ethics: they became actors in a scenario as well as witnesses of one another’s behavior. Some of them made violent gestures toward Abramovic—they were not exclusively sexual, but many were. She endured cuts to her skin as well as what one critic described as intimate caresses and minor sexual assaults before the audience erupted into a fight when a participant put the gun to her head. Interestingly, as soon as Abramovic ceased to be immobile and began to walk toward the people around her, they fled the gallery rather than reckoning with what they had done.

Source: Sex, Art, and Misogyny | by Coco Fusco | The New York Review of Books

Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun – Live! From City Lights

Source: Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun – Live! From City Lights

Empty storefronts of Hartford have been filled with dozens of artworks. No admission fee necessary. – Hartford Courant

 

 

 

 

Anyone wanting to know more about the art hanging at 74 Union Place can use a QR code in the window that takes them gallerist Ben-Kiki’s website. (Brad Horrigan/The Hartford Courant)

A row of vacant storefronts on Union Place in Hartford is the site of a new pop-up art gallery of work by artists who live, work or keep studios in the city.

The first round of artists in the “Inside Out Project: Hartford” are Matt Best, Chet Kempczynski, Michael Madore, Neil Daigle-Orians, Joe Bun Keo, Genevieve May, Bridget Kennedy, David Borawski, Hong Hong, Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut, Michael Rice, Paul Pham, Barbara Hocker, Ellis Echevarria, Jon Eastman and Balam Soto.

Source: Empty storefronts of Hartford have been filled with dozens of artworks. No admission fee necessary. – Hartford Courant

The spirit and the damage done: On Bruce Nauman’s 100 Live and Die – BOMB Magazine

Bruce Nauman, One Hundred Live and Die, 1984. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing on metal monolith. 118 × 132 1/4 × 21 inches. Collection of Benesse Holdings, Inc./Benesse House Museum, Naoshima. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Dorothy Zeidman. Courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

The art of dehumanization.

Source: The spirit and the damage done: On Bruce Nauman’s 100 Live and Die – BOMB Magazine

Cecilia Vicuña – BOMB Magazine

Hilo Azul, 2016

The poet and artist invokes ancient matriarchal cultures, Indigenous folkways, and the speculative capacities of language so that we might rediscover our kinship with nature.

Source: Cecilia Vicuña – BOMB Magazine

The Female Power of Carolee Schneemann | The Current | The Criterion Collection

Power is a male word based on male experience. Energy is a female word based on female creation and expression, that is contained, suppressed, repressed, and maimed by patriarchal structures and practices. Wherever I encounter power I replace it with energy. – Donna Fleischer

Source: The Female Power of Carolee Schneemann | The Current | The Criterion Collection

Jonas Mekas, ‘Godfather’ of American Avant-Garde Film, Is Dead at 96 – The New York Times