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Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
October 7, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of our Fall 2016 Exhibitions:
-Enacting the Text : Performing with Words
-Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.: I Am Negro
-China Marks: Time Traveler
Artist actions thoughout the evening by:
+Billy X. Curmano
+Linda Mary Montano
\\ Enacting the Text : Performing with Words //
Organized by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
While performative art practice, with all of its nuances, remains largely fleeting, a significant number of artists, working mainly in interventions, performances, situations, and experiences, have generated a substantial material culture. Whether drafting steps for an action, making lists of performance materials, or giving directions for participants, the use of written language becomes a recurrent element in the enactment of the practice. This exhibition gives center stage to artist books, letters, notes, scripts, and texts produced side-by-side to, or in complicity with, these short-lived gestures.
Artists included: +Maria Alós, +Josefina Báez, +Paco Cao, +Papo Colo, +Billy X. Curmano, +Irina Danilova, +Jean-Ulrick Désert, +Lesley Dill, +Coco Fusco, +Beatrice Glow, +Alicia Grullón, +Guerilla Girls, +Pablo Helguera, +Nancy Hwang, +Alison Knowles, +LuLu LoLo, +Linda Mary Montano, +Pat Oleszko, +Pedro Pietri, +Praxis (Brainard and Delia Carey), +Quintín Rivera-Toro, +Jack Smith, +Elizabeth M. Stephens and +Annie Sprinkle, +Cecilia Vicuña, and +Martha Wilson.
\\ Amos P. Kennedy, Jr.: I Am Negro //
Known as a radical in the book arts world, our 2016 Faculty Fellow, Amos P. Kennedy, Jr., challenges notions of the preciousness of the books to deal with issues of class, economy, and race. I Am Negro features two new printing project installations. Kennedy is also the 2015 USA Glasgow Fellow (Crafts).
\\ China Marks: Time Traveler //
Time Traveler features recent books, broadsides, and text-based drawings produced in thread and fabric using an industrial sewing machine and a computerized embroidery machine. Marks’ artworks depict a present time that is profoundly informed by the past, often re-imagined, and also includes fantasies of the future.