Currently Browsing: Exhibits
This summer, The Brooklyn Museum opened an exhibition “sort of” about Picasso. Backlash, and “backlash to the backlash” commenced in its opening week. This rash of immediate criticism is what inspired me to visit “It’s Pablo-Matic: Picasso According to Hannah Gadsby.” The curatorial team included Hannah, the stand-up comedian whose Peabody-winning 2018 special Nanette broke the comedy mold with a lengthy discussion of western art history (slides included). … read more.
Recently, on an internet-age first date at the Met, I meditated with a man I just met on the value of scribbles. Posed in front of a Cy Twombley entitled “Dutch Interior,” I pointed to thin pencil marks on the imposing canvas, crayon scrawls and scratched-in numbers. He seemed less than impressed.
“Isn’t it interesting how all graffiti is the same?”… read more.
On the cusp of Black History Month “ending” on a calendar and Women’s History Month “beginning,” there comes a threshold in which stories must stop being told and defined by time and instead, by the urgency of their lessons.
Black women, who stand firmly between the definitive start and stop dates of what February and March are meant to honor, and who are misunderstood continuously in the retelling and passing down of personal and collective histories, must be listened to with care. … read more.
Photograph after photograph depicts silhouettes carved into every natural biome imaginable. From the snowcaps of an icy winter to a captured moment where the explosion of firecrackers traverses up the ridges of a hollow linear body posted up in Oaxaca, Mexico.
The work of the late Ana Mendieta is continuously described by art historians and fanatics alike as groundbreaking, ecofeminist, prophetic, brutal, and a threat to the patriarchy.… read more.