Lorna Simpson

March 11th, 2018

“Elements of Vogue” at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo

Front: Zoe Leonard, Black: Joan Jett Blakk

Artists: Charles Atlas, Dawoud Bey, Joan Jett Blakk, David Bronstein, Willie Cole, Emory Douglas, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ellen Gallagher, Bam Bam Garçon, Gerard H. Gaskin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Benji Hart, Juliana Huxtable, Arthur Jafa, Marsha P. Johnson, D’relle Khan, Crystal LaBeija, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Kalup Linzy, L.O.V.E. Lesbians Organized for Video Experience, Dorothy Low, Paul Maheke, MikeQ, Rashaad Newsome, Lorraine O’Grady, Paper Tiger Television, Adrian Piper, Carl Pope Jr., Pope.L, Qween Beat, Jay Jay Revlon, Marlon T. Riggs, Sylvia Rivera, Martha Rosler, Stephen Shames, Frank Simon, Lorna Simpson, Bruce W. Talamon, Terre Thaemlitz, Wu Tsang, James Van Der Zee, Jack Walworth, Andy Warhol, Cornel West, Ernest C. Withers, and a multitude of past and future voguing bodies

Venue: CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid

Exhibition Title: Elements of Vogue: A Case Study in Radical Performance

Date: November 17, 2017 – May 6, 2018

Curated by: Sabel Gavaldon and Manuel Segade

Note: A full press release is available for download here.

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Paul Maheke

Willie Cole

Joan Jett Blakk, Joan Jett Blakk announces candidacy for President, 1992, excerpt from footage shot by Bill Stamets; Courtesy of the artist and Media Burn Archive, Chicago

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September 14th, 2017

Group Show at Brooklyn Museum

Jae Jarrell (American, born 1935). Ebony Family, circa 1968. Velvet dress with velvet collage, 38½ x 38 x ½ in. (97.8 x 96.5 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.15. © Jae Jarrell. (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum).

Artists: Emma Amos, Camille Billops, Kay Brown, Vivian E. Browne, Linda Goode Bryant, Beverly Buchanan, 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, Dindga McCannon, 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, Carrie Mae Weems

Venue: Brooklyn Museum, New York

Exhibition Title: We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

Date: April 21 – September 17, 2017

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"We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85" at Brooklyn Museum

Howardena Pindell (American, born 1930). Still from Free, White and 21, 1980. Video, 12 min.15 sec. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. © Howardena Pindell

Barbara Chase-Riboud (American, born 1939). Confessions for Myself, 1972. Black patinated bronze with wool, 120 x 40 x 12 in. (304.8 x 101.6 x 30.5 cm). University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, purchased with funds from the H. W. Anderson Charitable Foundation, 1972.105. © Barbara Chase-Riboud, courtesy of her representative Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLY, New York, NY. (Photographed for the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive by Benjamin Blackwell)

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