“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
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 on Frederick Douglass: ‘It’s an extraordinary story'”
Written by: Nadja Sayej
March 15, 2019
“In the galleries this spring: Art that seeks to define itself”
Written by: Charles Desmarais
March 15, 2019
“‘You have to choose hope’ – an interview with Judy Chicago”
Written by: Jonathan Griffin
February 3, 2019
March 23, 2019
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas
Free with admission
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.
“Sol LeWitt wall drawings bring a splash of color to CWRU/Clinic Health Education Campus”
Written by: Steven Litt
March 3, 2019
“In Conversation: Judy Chicago and Sarah Thornton”
March 6, 2019
“A Part of the Main: Davina Semo at Marlborough Contemporary”
Written by Noah Dillon
February 26, 2019
“The Long-Awaited Afterparty for Judy Chicago”
Written by Laura van Straaten
“6 Keys to a Good Artist-Gallerist Relationship”
Written by Scott Indrisek
February 22, 2019
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.
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
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.
“Desert X returns to the Coachella Valley”
Written by Carole Dixon
February 14, 2019
“Hits and misses at Palm Spring’s second Desert X biennial”
Written by Jori Finkel
February 14, 2019
“julian hoeber investigates the mind with ‘going nowhere pavilion’ at desert X”
Written by Kat Barandy
February 13, 2019
“‘Show Me as I Want to be Seen’ examines artistic and gender identity”
Written by Charles Desmarais
February 7, 2019
“Meet the Berlin-based artist melding Bauhaus and ancient Rome”
Written by Elly Parsons
February 2, 2019
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.
For more information, visit here.
Tammy Rae Carland
Written by Glen Helfand
“Everything is Negotiable”
Written by Emily Steer
“Judy Chicago Still Making Waves And Making Art As She Approaches 80”
Written by Chadd Scott
January 29, 2019
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)
Jungle Plaza at ICA Miami
For more details and to purchase tickets, visit here.
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
Danforth Lecture Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland CA 94611
“A #metoo ‘Reckoning’ put feminism back on the table. It never left Judy Chicago’s.”
Written by Anne Tschida
January 24, 2019
“‘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
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.
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.