Podcast: UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in Conversation with Artist Mildred Howard

Following a screening of the new documentary Welcome to the Neighborhood, which shares the story of artist Mildred Mildred’s familial roots in South Berkeley, she discussed the gentrification of the neighborhood over the past five decades. A BAMPFA exhibition featuring works by Howard entitled About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging was curated by UC Berkeley students. [Berkeley News]

Interview with Artist Billie Grace Lynn Discusses Racial Injustice and Her Work on Display at Lowe Art Museum

Artist Billie Grace Lynn discusses how her work focuses racial injustice and gets candid about her voice on this issue as a white woman from Alexandria, Louisiana. The interactive and immersive exhibition on display at the Lowe Art Museum features a 30-foot sculpture of a black hoodie that visitors can enter and a scale model of the Washington Monument made up of mirrors that can rotate 360 degrees.

The exhibition Billy Grace Lynn: A House Divided is available at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami from June 20 – September 15, 2019. [WLRN]

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University Hosts Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

The exhibition is inspired by the 1936 “Dimensionist Manifesto,” bringing together paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs primarily from the mid-1930s to early 1940s by artists exploring the “dimensionality” possibilities of modern art. The exhibition “Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein” is available September  03, 2019 – January 05, 2020 at the  Zimmerli Art Museum. [BroadwayWorld]

Colby College Museum of Art Presents: Occupy Colby: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Year 2

The collaborative efforts of Rail Curatorial Projects and Colby College Museum of Art focus on dire environmental issues and climate change. The exhibition Occupy Colby: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Year 2 is available July 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020 at the Colby College Museum of Art. [Brooklyn Rail]

Art, Mourning, and Biotechnology on Display at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

The exhibition Spirit Molecule is a living laboratory at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. New York-based artist, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, who received her PhD in electronic arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2016, collaborated with artist and botanist Phillip Andrew Lewis to create genetic memorial plants using the DNA of lost loved ones. The exhibition is on view through June 8 – September 29, 2019 [Art in America]

Link to exhibition website [Broad Musuem]

New Issue Available: Journal of Curatorial Studies 8(1): Living Display II


Journal of Curatorial Studies 8(1): Living Display II

This issue continues the theme of ‘living display’ that began with the last issue (7:2). Living display involves the presentation of live individuals and operates at the intersection of the body and exhibition. As a genre of practice, living displays challenge the separation of art and life, undermine the notion of aesthetic distance, and raise complex ethical questions about power. Despite the wide variety of circumstances in which living displays are found, they all feature a common element: emphatic bodily presence for public consumption. The range of topics in this issue – tattooed persons appearing in museums and galleries, children exhibited in a custom-built hospital that doubled as a tourist attraction, and state-organized rallies with thousands of participants – demonstrates the protean significance and continuing relevance of living display as deployed in vastly different eras and social situations. Continue reading “New Issue Available: Journal of Curatorial Studies 8(1): Living Display II”