Julien Isaac | Solo Exhibition | SCAD Museum of Art

Frederick Douglass: Lessons of the Hour

Frederick Douglass: Lessons of the Hour is an installation inspired by episodes in the life of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the visionary African American abolitionist, activist, writer, and public speaker.

From September 24 to December 15

For more information, please see link to event.

Matthew Angelo Harrison | Detroit’s Artistic Renaissance: Meet the Creatives Leading the Way | W Magazine

“Detroit’s Artistic Renaissance: Meet the Creatives Leading the Way”

Written by Siddhartha Mitter

November 5, 2019

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Judy Chicago | Solo Exhibition | Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Judy Chicago
The exhibition spans Chicago’s fifty-year career, from her early actions in the desert in the 1970s, to her most recent series, The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction (2013–16), which has not been previously shown outside of the US.

In her 80th birthday year, BALTIC presents the first major UK survey of pioneering feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chicago

From November 16, 2019 to April 19, 2020

For more information, please see link to event.

Tammy Rae Carland | Group Exhibition | San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Sense of Self
Photographs from Marcela Pardo Ariza, Tammy Rae Carland, Erica Deeman, Jamil Hellu, and Stephanie Syjuco
From November 9 – March 15, 2020

Sense of Self features Bay Area photographers who explore identity and selfhood through portraiture.

For more information, please see link to event.

Matthew Angelo Harrison | Group Exhibition | Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris

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Works from the Lafayette Anticipations Collection
From 11 October 2019 to 16 February 2020

The museum presents a selection of works by French and international contemporary artists from the 330 pieces in the Lafayette Anticipations Collection – the Moulin Family Endowment Fund.

For more information, please see link to event.

John Houck | Donation | TWO x TWO

The Rachofsky House, Dallas
Saturday, October 26, 2019

For more information, please see link to event.

Matt Lipps | Matt Lipps In Conversation with Catherine Opie | Thursday, November 7, at 6p

Location:
1301 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Euclid Gallery at HGA Architects, Los Angeles

For more information, please see link to event.

<div>Matt Lipps</div>
<div><em>Suspend</em>, 2019</div>
<div>Archival pigment print</div>
<div>66 x 50 inches<br />167.6 x 127 cm</div>
<div>Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs</div>

Nicole Wermers | Collaboration with Balenciaga | Balenciaga Paris Saint-Honoré

Nicole Wermers collaboration with Balenciaga is now on view at Balenciaga Paris Saint-Honoré

The commission will continue at the Los Angeles, Beijing and Singapore stores later this fall.

Wermers work combines an engagement with urban space and its sociopolitical and narrative aspects with reflections on the language of design. The new series of sculptures Untitled Stacks, combines Balenciaga puffa coats with stacks of different conference chairs. For each chair design, a specifically created technique was used to permanently fuse the chairs. 

Image: Nicole Wermers, Untitled Stacks, 2019, photo: Annik Wetter

Rose B. Simpson | A groundbreaking exhibition finally tells the stories of Native women artists | KQED Arts

“A groundbreaking exhibition finally tells the stories of Native women artists”

Written by Jeffrey Brown and Kira Wakeam

October 18, 2019

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Judy Chicago | Inaugural Toronto Biennial Focuses on Climate While Dismantling Eurocentric Ideas | Hyperallergic

“Inaugural Toronto Biennial Focuses on Climate While Dismantling Eurocentric Ideas”

Written by Renée Reizman and Eunice Bélidor

October 22, 2019

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Davina Semo | The Coolest New Gallery Is Your Local Celine Store | Genius Is Born Crazy

“The Coolest New Gallery Is Your Local Celine Store”

Written by Rachel Tashjian

October 8, 2019

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Judy Chicago | Judy Chicago contemplates death, and all it means, in this powerful exhibition | The Washington Post

“Judy Chicago contemplates death, and all it means, in this powerful exhibition”

Written by Angela Haupt

October 8, 2019

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Judy Chicago | Judy Chicago Never Wanted to Have It All | Glamour

“Judy Chicago Never Wanted to Have It All”

Written by Mattie Kahn

September 25, 2019

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Artist Talk | Matt Lipps in conversation with Drew Sawyer | Thursday, October 10 at 6:15pm at 488 Ellis Street

On the occasion of Matt Lipps’ solo exhibition “Where Figure Becomes Ground,” please join us for a conversation between the artist and Drew Sawyer, Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum. The discussion will explore topics such as fashion photography, the changing relationship between images and identity, and the state of cultural critique in the twenty first century.

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Isaac Julien | Isaac Julien interview: ‘I didn’t think that my identity as a black British person would be challenged in 2019’ | EveningStandard

“Isaac Julien interview: ‘I didn’t think that my identity as a black British person would be challenged in 2019’”

Written by Nick Curtis

October 1, 2019

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Matt Lipps | Matt Lipps | Artforum

“Matt Lipps”

Written by Gwen Allen

September 27, 2019

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Isaac Julien | When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art | ICA

“When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art”

Written by ICA

September 25, 2019

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Davina Semo | Hedi Slimane gets Creative at Celine | The Guardian

“Hedi Slimane gets Creative at Celine”

Written by Alex Needham

September 27, 2019

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Judy Chicago | Feminist Icon Judy Chicago on Resisting the Cycle of Erasure | Hyperallergic

“Feminist Icon Judy Chicago on Resisting the Cycle of Erasure”

Written by Marisa Crawford

September 23, 2019

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Judy Chicago | Judy Chicago on Rescuing Women From Art History’s Sidelines | The New York Times

“Judy Chicago on Rescuing Women From Art History’s Sidelines”

Written by Minesh Bacrania

September 19, 2019. Updated September 20, 2019

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Performance | Ligia Lewis – Sorrow Swag | Friday, August 23 at 7pm

Please join us on Friday, August 23 at 7pm to close out our summer exhibition, “The Empathy Lab,” with a performance from Ligia Lewis.

Sorrow Swag takes place in an immersive visual and auditory space. Using texts and images derived from mid 20th-century classical theater to interrogate race, authorship, gender, and grief, Sorrow Swag produces an imaginative reformulation. Thinking through the blues, this work disrupts the canonical by means of a radical bothering. With a musical score by Twin Shadow, Lewis creates a meticulously crafted hybrid body in a state of flux. While Samuel Beckett’s “Not I” and Jean Anouilh’s “Antigone” serve as the backbone to this work, the piece shifts from a state of flux to an “unrelenting scream,” —what Billie Whitelaw, the first literal mouth of “Not I” described as the core of her performance.  Through this unstable figure, the theater is transformed.

Ligia Lewis was awarded the Prix Jardin d’ Europe by Impulstanz (2015) for Sorrow Swag.

Concept & Choreography: Ligia Lewis

with Musical Arrangement: Twin Shadow

Production & Distribution: HAU Hebbel am Ufer / Nicole Schuchardt

Sorrow Swag is a production by Ligia Lewis | Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and EuropeWith support from Human Resources Los Angeles, ADA Studio Berlin and Pieter Space (Los Angeles).

Other presentations have included: ImpulstanzCND Centre National de la DanseLes Subsistances, , American Realness16’

Rose B. Simpson | The Undersung Art of Native American Women, Front and Center | Hyperallergic

“The Undersung Art of Native American Women, Front and Center”

Written by Erica Cardwell

August 15, 2019

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Matthew Angelo Harrison | As Detroit’s Art Scene Grows, Local Artists Face New Challenges | Art.sy

“As Detroit’s Art Scene Grows, Local Artists Face New Challenges”

Article written by Claire Voon

August 13, 2019

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Davina Semo | Summer Art Trek: Gallery Hopping in the Hudson Valley | The New York Times

“Critic’s Notebook: Summer Art Trek: Gallery Hopping in the Hudson Valley”

Article written by Will Heinrich

August 8, 2019

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Image from the following: Heinrich, Will. "Summer Art Trek: Gallery Hopping in the Hudson Valley" The New York Times. August 8, 2019.

Woody De Othello | Bay Area ceramics scene fired up in new ways | Datebook

“Bay Area ceramics scene fired up in new ways”

Article written by Charles Desmarais

July 24, 2019

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Judy Chicago | First major UK survey | BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC presents the first major UK survey of pioneering feminist artist, author and educator Judy Chicago.

The exhibition spans Chicago’s fifty-year career, from her early actions in the desert in the 1970s, to her most recent series, The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction (2013–16), which has not been previously shown outside of the US.

Judy Chicago explores the artist’s work from the perspective of the human condition, connecting birth and death with the emotional journeys experienced by the artist whilst highlighting Chicago’s ongoing concern with the devastating effects of climate change on the natural world.

The Birth Project (1980–85) is presented in dialogue with The End, linking the two extremes of being – birth and death. Alongside this, the detailed series of drawings and watercolours constituting Autobiography of a Year (1993–94) and My Accident (1986) offer a glimpse into the emotions the artist experienced over the course of one year and the impact of an accident in her life.

The exhibition also includes a selection of photographs from Chicago’s iconic Atmosphere series (1967–2017), which proposes a feminist approach to Land Art. A triptych of photographs from A Purple Poem for Miami (2019) will be seen for the first time in a commission for BALTIC’s entrance area lightbox.

The exhibition runs from November 16, 2019 – April 19, 2020.

<em>Desert Atmosphere, 1969, Palm Desert, CA</em><br>Archival pigment print<br>Image: 30 x 40 inches / 76.2 x 101.6 cm<br>Printed 2018

Matthew Angelo Harrison | On Dark Povera, Minimalism and prototyping | Artforum

“Matthew Angelo Harrison on Dark Povera, Minimalism and prototyping”

Interview by Grant Johnson.

July 30, 2019

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Julian Hoeber | At Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery | University of the Arts

For more information, please see link to event.

 

Julian Hoeber
Untitled (after Kertész A), 2014
Gouache and graphite on paper
10 x 6 7/8 inches (25.4 x 17.5 centimeters)
Courtesy of the artist, Jessica Silverman Gallery, and Blum & Poe

Judy Chicago | Feminist Art Pioneer Judy Chicago Will Get First-Ever Retrospective in 2020 | ArtNews

“Feminist Art Pioneer Judy Chicago Will Get First-Ever Retrospective in 2020”

Article written by Alex Greenberger

July 20, 2019

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Woody De Othello | 6 ceramic sculpture exhibitions not to miss | Datebook

“6 ceramic sculpture exhibitions not to miss”

Article written by Charles Desmarais

July 22, 2019

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Matthew Angelo Harrison | Artificial Families: Matthew Angelo Harrison Interviewed by Tausif Noor | Bomb Magazine

“Artificial Families: Matthew Angelo Harrison Interviewed by Tausif Noor”

July 12, 2019

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Judy Chicago | The 25 Works of Art That Define the Contemporary Age | The NYT Style Magazine

“The 25 Works of Art That Define the Contemporary Age”

Article written by David Breslin, Martha Rosler, Kelly Taxter, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Torey Thornton.

July 12, 2019

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Sean Raspet | Conversations: Scented Trip: Sean Raspet | Mousse Magazine

“Conversations: Scented Trip: Sean Raspet”

Article written by Chiara Moioli.

July 12, 2019

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Performance | Martha Friedman’s “Two Person Operating System” | Saturday, July 13

Martha Friedman’s Two Person Operating System (2018) is a sculpture that looks like an old telephone switchboard. It will be activated on Saturday with a dance performance conceived by Friedman and choreographed by Susan Marshall & Company. In Marshall’s choreography, the three dancers navigate the sculpture’s dangerously sharp elements with careful attention to precision, speed, and force, further implicating the viewer to think about the sensory experience of inhabiting a body and touching or navigating bodies outside their own.

Performances on Saturday, July 13th at 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, 3-4pm, 5-6pm

For more information, please see link to event.

 

Sean Raspet | Okayama Art Summit 2019: IF THE SNAKE | e-flux

“Okoyama Art Summit”

July 10, 2019

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Images Render Bare. Vacant. Recognizable Exhibition at Stadium Gallery

Judy Chicago | Here’s the Artist List for the First Toronto Biennial | ArtNews

“Here’s the Artist list for The First Toronto Biennial”.

Article written by Maximiliano Duron.

June 20, 2019

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Isaac Julien | Artist Isaac Julien celebrates Brazilian Architect Lina Bo Bardi on film | Wallpaper Magazine

“Artist Isaac Julien celebrates Brazilian Architect Lina Bo Bardi on film”.

Article written by Nick Compton.

June 21, 2019

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Matthew Angelo Harris | Of Agency and Abstraction | Cultured Magazine

“Of Agency and Abstraction”.

Article Written by Coco Romack.

Summer 2019

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Matthew Angelo Harris | Matthew Angelo Harris: Future Perfect | Sculpture

“Matthew Angelo Harrison: Future Perfect”.

Article written by Kim Beil.

May 17, 2019.

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Judy Chicago |”Researching It Was Unbearable” | Artnet

” ‘Researching It Was Unbearable’: Turning 80, Judy Chicago Is Taking on Mortality, Extinction and the End Times in Her Latest Work”

Article written by Sarah Cascone.

June 6, 2019

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Isaac Julien | The Space Between Isaac Julien | Elephant

“The Space Between Isaac Julien”

Written by Emily Steer

Elephant Magazine, Issue 39. Summer 2019

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Judy Chicago | Hammer Gala Honoree | LA Times

Feminist artist Judy Chicago, along with director Jordan Peele, will be this year’s honorees at the Hammer Museum Gala. The annual fundraiser is scheduled for Oct. 12.

For more information, visit here.

Judy Chicago | Judy Chicago on Agnes Pelton in “It Speaks to Me” | Vulture

Judy Chicago on Agnes Pelton in It Speaks to Me by Jori Finkel.

Article written by Vulture Editors.

May 28, 2019

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Conrad Egyir | Critic’s Pick | Artforum

“Critic’s Pick”
Written by Glen Helfand
May 23, 2019
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Isaac Julien | Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask with Isaac Julien & Mark Nash | MATATU & The Roxie

“Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask with Isaac Julien & Mark Nash”

by MATATU

May 23, 2019 at 7:30PM

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Matthew Angelo Harrison | Newcomers Bristling With Hope| The Wall Street Journal Magazine

“Newcomers Bristling With Hope”

Written by Brenda Cronin

April 18, 2019

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Judy Chicago | Tamarind Institute Presents: Judy Chicago In Conversation | Tamarind Institute

“Tamarind Institute Presents: Judy Chicago In Conversation”

Public Conversation with Merry Scully, curator

June 13, 2019 at 6PM

For more information, please see website.

Matthew Angelo Harrison | The Whitney Biennial 2019’s Standout Artists Look Backwards, Forwards, All Around Us | The New York Times

“The Whitney Biennial 2019’s Standout Artists Look Backwards, Forwards, All Around Us”

Written by Holland Cotter

May 16, 2019

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Matthew Angelo Harrison | Matthew Angelo Harrison: Future Perfect | Sculpture Magazine

“Matthew Angelo Harrison: Future Perfect”

Written by Kim Beil

May 17, 2019

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Matthew Angelo Harrison | The Whitney Biennial 2019’s Standout Artists Look Backwards, Forwards, All Around Us | W Magazine

“The Whitney Biennial 2019’s Standout Artists Look Backwards, Forwards, All Around Us”

Written by Diane Solway

May 15, 2019

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Matthew Angelo Harrison | The Apprehensive Politics of a Generation Surface at the 2019 Whitney Biennial | Hyperallergic

“The Apprehensive Politics of a Generation Surface at the 2019 Whitney Biennial”

Written by Zachary Small

May 15, 2019

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Davina Semo | Show Me as I Want to be Seen @ CJM | Squarecylinder

“Show Me as I Want to be Seen @ CJM”

Written by Tirza True Latimer

May 7, 2019

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Hugh Scott-Douglas | Always on New York Art | Moda Operandi

“Always on New York Art”

Written by Andrew Matson and Jack Siebert

May 2019

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Matthew Angelo Harrison and Hayal Pozanti | ‘Anyone Can Be a Roboticist’: Artists and Technologists Team Up for Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference | ARTnews

“‘Anyone Can Be a Roboticist’: Artists and Technologists Team Up for Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference”

Written by Alex Greenberger

April 29, 2019

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Hayal Pozanti | Rhizome 7×7 | San Jose Museum of Art

Rhizome is thrilled to be partnering with the San José Museum of Art to re-present artist Hayal Pozanti and linguist and Long Now Director of Operations Laura Welcher’s collaboration from last weekend’s 7×7 2019. This thought-provoking project sought to send a message deep into the future, entangling xenolinguistics, next generation 3D printing, and hope and fear in the context of global climate catastrophe. Pozanti and Welcher will be joined, as part of their extended presentation, by Sandy Curth from UC Berkeley’s Emerging Objects Lab, with whom the pair worked to develop a terracotta glyph (pictured above).

The event is May 3 at 5:30pm | Wendel Center, San José Museum of Art

Isaac Julien | Immersive installation brings Frederick Douglass to life | University of Rochester

“Immersive installation brings Frederick Douglass to life”

Written by Robin L. Flanigan

April 19, 2019

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Tammy Rae Carland | Two Queer Artists Recreate San Francisco’s Shuttered Dyke Bars | Hyperallergic

“Two Queer Artists Recreate San Francisco’s Shuttered Dyke Bars”

Written by Roula Seikaly

April 19, 2019

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Tammy Rae Carland | Exhibition creates space for queer women while exploring the spaces they’ve lost | SF Chronicle

“Exhibition creates space for queer women while exploring the spaces they’ve lost”

Written by Ryan Kost

April 18, 2019

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Davina Semo | In conversation with Marci Kwon | Saturday May 4, 3pm

Precarious Hardware: Davina Semo in conversation with Marci Kwon
Saturday, May 4 at 3:00pm at 488 Ellis Street

To mark the last day of Davina Semo’s solo exhibition “Precarious Hardware,” please join us for a conversation between the artist and Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford University.  The discussion will explore topics such as nature and ecology, materials, the built environment, and being an artist at this moment.

Davina Semo (b.1981) has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and an MFA from University of California, San Diego. Semo has been featured in shows at San Francisco Arts Commission, Greene Naftali Gallery (New York), Hannah Hoffman (Los Angeles), and the Bridgehampton Biennial, curated by Bob Nickas. She has had solo exhibitions at Marlborough Chelsea (New York), Ribordy Thetaz (Geneva) and White Flag Library as part of White Flag Projects (St. Louis). She has work currently in the exhibition “Show Me as I Want to Be Seen” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Semo lives and works in San Francisco.

At Stanford, Marci Kwon is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Asian American Studies, and the Center for East Asian Studies, and serves on the executive committee of American Studies, and Modern Thought and Literature. Kwon’s first book, Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press in 2020. Her writing addresses various topics, including Isamu Noguchi, Appalachian Spring, and Japanese internment (published in Modernism/modernity Print Plus, 2018+); Japanese internment crafts (forthcoming, Center for the Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts/NGA); Surrealism and folk art at the Museum of Modern Art (forthcoming, MoMA: The First Twenty Years); John Kane, amateurism, and labor (forthcoming, Third Text); and Martin Wong and Orientalism (forthcoming, The Present Prospects of Social Art History).

Isaac Julien | Isaac Julien at Metro Pictures | 4Columns

“Isaac Julien at Metro Pictures”

Written by Aruna D’Souza

March 29, 2019

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John Houck | UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Lecture Series | May 13 at 6:30pm

UCLA’s Architecture and Urban Design Department will host a lecture by John Houck on Monday, May 13 at 6:30 PM.

John Houck has shown extensively in the United States and abroad. His works are in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. Houck has an MFA in Fine Arts from UCLA and a BA in Architecture from Colorado University. He also completed the Whitney Independent Study Program and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency. His work was recently featured in Made in L.A. 2018, the Hammer Museum biennial. He is preparing for solo exhibitions at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (October 2018) and at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (September 2020).

Los Angeles-based artist John Houck makes his images through a systematic re-photographing that produces a complex set of relationships between figure and ground and defies a clear understanding of the real and created. In this process, the artist takes a set of objects—often with personal meaning—and captures them multiple times. With each iteration, the objects are re-positioned atop of their own images. The resultant work is a kind of photograph of itself, seen through a multitude of perspectives. The unfixed nature of Houck’s compositions is further complicated by the artist’s introduction of painterly mark-making, which he incorporates in both the objects being photographed and the photographs themselves. These actions transform the photograph into a screen through which the composition is gradually developed, examined, and remade.

EVENT LOCATION:
Decafé at Perloff Hall
UCLA
365 Portolo Plaza
Los Angeles,CA 90095

Judy Chicago | Art Pioneer Judy Chicago Is the Feminist We All Need | Harper’s Bazaar

“Art Pioneer Judy Chicago Is the Feminist We All Need”

Written by Amy Synnott

April 2, 2019

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Nicole Wermers | A Place for the Work and the Human Being | The Common Guild

On March 21, Nicole Wermers participated in The Common Guild’s ‘A Place for the Work and the Human Being,’ a program which runs throughout 2019 and takes place in a range of venues, new and old, around Glasgow. The series explores the needs, expectations and possibilities of the space for art today and speakers include artists, architects, curators and others. The title is borrowed from the sub-title of a text by Swiss artist Rémy Zaugg (1943 – 2005), ‘The Art Museum of My Dreams’, written in 1986, translated into English in 2013 and now out of print. Wermers spoke about her recent work and her comprehensive solo show, ‘Women Between Buildings’, which took place at Kunstverein in Hamburg in 2018.

DEU, Hamburg, Maerz 2018, Ausstellung im Kunstverein Hamburg: "Women Between Buildings" Nicole Wermers, Copyright photo: Fred Dott

Julian Hoeber | Review: For Desert X 2019, I drove 198 miles to see 19 artists’ work. Here’s the best | Los Angeles Times

“Review: For Desert X 2019, I drove 198 miles to see 19 artists’ work. Here’s the best”

Written by Christopher Knight

February 23, 2019

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Visionary: Celebrating Judy Chicago | MCA Chicago

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 12 p.m.

The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL

Tickets can be purchased here

The MCA Visionary luncheon proudly welcomes speaker Judy Chicago to share her experiences as a pioneer of feminist art and art education. For over five decades, Judy Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change. Through prodigious art-making, authorship, and advocacy, she continues to fight for women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production. Join us for an exclusive, intimate conversation with this Chicago-born art world icon.

For more information, click here

Isaac Julien | Isaac Julien on Frederick Douglass: ‘It’s an extraordinary story’ | The Guardian

“Isaac Julien on Frederick Douglass: ‘It’s an extraordinary story'”

Written by Nadja Sayej

March 15, 2019

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Davina Semo | In the galleries this spring: Art that seeks to define itself | SF Chronicle

“In the galleries this spring: Art that seeks to define itself”

Written by Charles Desmarais

March 15, 2019

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Judy Chicago | ‘You have to choose hope’ – an interview with Judy Chicago | Apollo

“‘You have to choose hope’ – an interview with Judy Chicago”

Written by Jonathan Griffin

February 3, 2019

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Judy Chicago | 360 Speaker Series | Nasher Sculpture Center

March 23, 2019
11 a.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
Free with admission

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual. For over five decades, Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change, and to women’s right to engage in the highest level of art production. As a result, she has become a symbol for people everywhere—known and respected as an artist, writer, teacher, and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women’s right to freedom of expression.In 2018, Chicago was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” as well as one of the year’s “Most Influential Artists,” by Artsy. For more information, visit here.

Tammy Rae Carland | To Know Herself | CCA Wattis

Curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2019, To Know Herself explores the lesbian bar as a place for social and political change. Bars dedicated exclusively to queer women are systematically disappearing around the country,particularly in San Francisco. To Know Herself utilizes the bar in CCA Wattis Institute’s event space in lieu of the conventional gallery in order to study the ways these artists explore the impact and value of lesbian bars and the effects of their disappearance, as well as possibilities for their eventual reconstruction.

The exhibition features works by Tammy Rae Carland and Macon Reed.

Exhibition opening is Thursday April 4 from 6:30-8:30pm. For more information, visit here.

Hayal Pozanti | Sol LeWitt wall drawings bring a splash of color to CWRU/Clinic Health Education Campus | cleveland.com

“Sol LeWitt wall drawings bring a splash of color to CWRU/Clinic Health Education Campus”

Written by Steven Litt

March 3, 2019

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AMI, HEC artwork, Health Education Campus, North and South Winter Gardens, Bellamy Printz, AMI-Printz-1604701   06-07-19 ***NO RELEASE NECESSARY***

Judy Chicago | In Conversation: Judy Chicago and Sarah Thornton | L’Officiel

“In Conversation: Judy Chicago and Sarah Thornton”

March 6, 2019

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Davina Semo | A Part of the Main: Davina Semo at Marlborough Contemporary | artcritical

“A Part of the Main: Davina Semo at Marlborough Contemporary”

Written by Noah Dillon

February 26, 2019

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Judy Chicago | The Long-Awaited Afterparty for Judy Chicago | Art Basel Magazine

“The Long-Awaited Afterparty for Judy Chicago”

Written by Laura van Straaten

December 2018

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Jessica Silverman Gallery and Davina Semo | 6 Keys to a Good Artist-Gallerist Relationship | Artsy

“6 Keys to a Good Artist-Gallerist Relationship”

Written by Scott Indrisek

February 22, 2019

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 12 - Jessica Silverman and Davina Semo attend 288 Pacific and Jessica Silverman Pop Up Gallery Party on September 12th 2018 at 288 Pacific in San Francisco, CA (Photo - Drew Altizer Photography)

Matthew Angelo Harrison | 2019 Whitney Biennial Announcement

Congratulations to Matthew Angelo Harrison, who was selected to participate in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, curated by Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley. The exhibition is on view from May 17 until September 22, 2019. For more information, visit here.

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Isaac Julien | Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass | Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass

March 3 – May 12, 2019

Lessons of the Hour is a meditation on the life, words, and actions of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave, and on the issues of social justice that shaped his life’s work. More poem than story, ten video projections provide visitors with a special opportunity to be immersed in the spirit of this monumental historical figure.

Shown at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

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Isaac Julien | Playtime | LACMA

Isaac Julien: Playtime

May 5 – August 11, 2019

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to present Isaac Julien: Playtime. Marking the artist’s first major solo presentation in Los Angeles, the film Playtime (2014) stars actors Maggie Cheung, James Franco, Colin Salmon, auctioneer Simon de Pury, and others in a captivating critique of the influence of capital on the art market. Playtime has been exhibited at Fort Mason, San Francisco (2017), Platform-L Contemporary Arts Center, Seoul (2017); and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2016); as well as other venues around the world. The exhibition is curated by Christine Y. Kim, associate curator of contemporary art at LACMA.

For more information, click here. 

Julian Hoeber | Desert X returns to the Coachella Valley | Wallpaper

“Desert X returns to the Coachella Valley”

Written by Carole Dixon

February 14, 2019

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Julian Hoeber, Going Nowhere Pavilion #01 (Breeze Block, Ben-Day Dot, Coleseum, Möbius Strip, Thought Problem), 2019. Photo: Lance Gerber

Julian Hoeber | Hits and misses at Palm Spring’s second Desert X biennial | The Art Newspaper

“Hits and misses at Palm Spring’s second Desert X biennial”

Written by Jori Finkel

February 14, 2019

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Julian Hoeber | julian hoeber investigates the mind with ‘going nowhere pavilion’ at desert X | designboom

“julian hoeber investigates the mind with ‘going nowhere pavilion’ at desert X”

Written by Kat Barandy

February 13, 2019

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Davina Semo | ‘Show Me as I Want to be Seen’ examines artistic and gender identity | San Francisco Chronicle

“‘Show Me as I Want to be Seen’ examines artistic and gender identity”

Written by Charles Desmarais

February 7, 2019

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Claudia Wieser | Meet the Berlin-based artist melding Bauhaus and ancient Rome | Wallpaper*

“Meet the Berlin-based artist melding Bauhaus and ancient Rome”
Written by Elly Parsons
February 2, 2019
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Isaac Julien | The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats) | Block Museum of Art

Isaac Julien’s groundbreaking 2007 video installation The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats) presents a lyrical and visceral meditation on histories of African migration. Combining exquisite cinematography with elements of documentary, dance and musical performance, The Leopard juxtaposes all-too-familiar images of Mediterranean passage–Black bodies crowded in rafts, laid out in reflective blankets on Italian shores, drowning in tempestuous waters–with the tranquil spaces of European tourism and luxury. Presented in conjunction with the Block’s Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time exhibit, The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats) challenges viewers to contemplate the inequities of globalization and the cycles of displacement and violence that have bound Europe and Africa for centuries.

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Tammy Rae Carland | Aperture

Tammy Rae Carland

Written by Glen Helfand

December 2018

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Nicole Wermers | Everything is Negotiable | Elephant

“Everything is Negotiable”

Written by Emily Steer

December 2018

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Judy Chicago | Judy Chicago Still Making Waves And Making Art As She Approaches 80 | Forbes

“Judy Chicago Still Making Waves And Making Art As She Approaches 80”

Written by Chadd Scott

January 29, 2019

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Judy Chicago | A Purple Poem for Miami | ICA Miami

ICA Miami presents a new site-specific performance by Judy Chicago in the Miami Design District Jungle Plaza. Entitled A Purple Poem for Miami, Chicago’s new smoke performance is presented as part of ICA Performs, the museum’s signature platform for the development of new and recent works from leading performance artists.

Sat, Feb 23, 2019
Doors open 5:30pm, performance at sunset (6:15pm)
LOCATION
Jungle Plaza at ICA Miami

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit here.

<em>Pink Atmosphere, 1971, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA</em><br>Archival pigment print<br>Image: 30 x 40 inches / 76.2 x 101.6 cm<br>Printed 2018

Luke Butler | Mills College Art Lecture Series | February 13 at 7pm

Luke Butler will be participating in the Mills College Art Lecture Series. Organized each year in conjunction with the Studio Art MFA program and the Department of Art and Visual Culture, the series allows students and faculty to invite contemporary artists and scholars to campus in order to gain greater perspective on current ideas and practices in the contemporary art world.

Bulter’s work is a continuing investigation into the peculiar reality of popular culture. Inherently disposable, it is all but inseparable from our lives, and is a genuine point of connection with other people. Butler’s work borrows its universal language and bends it toward subjectivity- to anxiety, masculinity, mortality, and a lifelong fascination with the figures that tell the stories.

Luke Butler was born in San Francisco and grew up in New York City. He attended the Cooper Union School of Art and the California College of the Arts. He has had solo exhibitions at 2nd Floor Projects and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, “Approximately Infinite Universe” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, “Now What?” at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, and “The Times” at the Flag Foundation in New York City. Luke Butler is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 13, at 7pm

EVENT LOCATION:
Danforth Lecture Hall
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland CA 94611

<i>THE END XXXVI</i><br>Acrylic on canvas<br>40 x 54 inches
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Judy Chicago | A #metoo ‘Reckoning’ put feminism back on the table. It never left Judy Chicago’s | Miami Herald

“A #metoo ‘Reckoning’ put feminism back on the table. It never left Judy Chicago’s.”

Written by Anne Tschida

January 24, 2019

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Jessica Silverman Gallery | ‘We Want to Invest in the Region’: FOG and Untitled Fairs Bring Out Dealers, Collectors in San Francisco | ARTnews

“‘We Want to Invest in the Region’: FOG and Untitled Fairs Bring Out Dealers, Collectors in San Francisco”

Written by Andy Battaglia

January 18, 2019

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Andrea Bowers<br><em>It's OK to Be Angry; Feminist Slogan. (Posada Broadside Series)</em>, 2019<br>Acrylic Marker on Cardboard<br> Overall dimensions: 66 1/4 x 95 3/4 x 4 inches / 168.3 x 243.2 x 10.2 cm

Artist talk | Smoke Goddess: Judy Chicago on Land Art and the Desert, In Conversation with Philipp Kaiser | Nevada Museum of Art

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm

Join artist and icon Judy Chicago in conversation with curator Philipp Kaiser as they discuss Chicago’s work from the early 1970s and her response to the male-dominated Land Art scene. Chicago’s Atmospheres were pyrotechnic performances with the goal of feminizing the environment and reclaiming the landscape. Chicago’s work is featured in Laid Bare in the Landscape.

A book signing will follow the conversation. Doors will open at 5 pm for merchandise sales and a cash bar.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Judy Chicago is an artist, educator, author, and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women’s rights to freedom of expression. Chicago’s most well-known and widely-acclaimed work is The Dinner Party, which is the centerpiece of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Her larger body of work, including her groundbreaking firework performances, are only being rediscovered and celebrated today.

Philipp Kaiser in an independent curator and critic based in Los Angeles. He is the former senior curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, in Los Angeles, where he curated Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 (2012). He is the former director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany and organized the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Applied Intersections: Claudia Wieser in conversation with Helen Maria Nugent

Saturday, January 12 at 11:00am at 488 Ellis Street

On the occasion of Claudia Wieser’s solo exhibition “Forum,” please join us for a conversation between the artist and Helen Maria Nugent, Dean of Design at California College of the Arts. The discussion will explore topics such as beauty, geometry, and craft within the context of crisscrossing the borders between the fine and applied arts.

Claudia Wieser (b. 1973, Freilassig, German) did an MA in Painting and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, after an apprenticeship as a blacksmith and a stint in a film production company. She has exhibited at The Drawing Center in New York, the Kunsthalle Nuremberg and the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart in Germany, the Museo d´Arte Contemporanea in Genoa, Italy and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in Missouri. In March 2018, Wieser will be included in Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Her work has been acquired by many prominent collections, particularly in Germany, including the Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, DekaBank Art Collection, Deutsche Bundesbank Kunstsammlung, Helaba Art Collection, Lenbachhaus, and Sammlung Goetz. She will enjoy a solo exhibition at the Smart Museum, Chicago in September 2019. She is represented by Marianne Boesky and Sies + Höke. The artist lives and works in Berlin. This is her first show with Jessica Silverman Gallery.

Professor Helen Maria Nugent is the Dean of Design at California College of the Arts and a partner in Haelo Design, a research-oriented studio that pursues speculative projects at the intersection of art and design. Before moving to San Francisco Nugent spent twenty years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she led new educational initiatives and held leadership positions including, Director of the First Year Program, and founding Chair of the Designed Objects department. She has lectured widely on design and education, most recently delivering a keynote for the Canadian Association of Fine Art Deans. In 2013 Nugent was appointed as a master teacher by the National Young Arts Foundation and helped established design as an award category for the US Presidential Scholarships. The work of Haelo Design will be on show at 68projects in Berlin from January to May 2019 and was previously presented at the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Chicago Cultural Center, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and Devening Projects. She was born in Scotland and earned a BFA with honors in Environmental Art and a Master of Design from the Glasgow School of Art.