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Kerry James Marshall
A Portrait of the Artist As a Shadow of His Former Self, 1980
Amy SheraldThe lesson of falling leaves, 2017Collection:The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Senga NengudiR.S.V.P., 1975Collection:The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Though Senga Nengudi’s R.S.V.P. is abstract, its forms suggest a body or body parts—limbs, breasts, buttocks, appendages, wombs. Store-bought nylon pantyhose filled with sand, knotted, stretched, and tacked to the wall mimic the elasticity of skin, tender at life’s beginnings and then sagging with age and strain. It is particularly piercing that the crotch of the pantyhose, splayed out vulnerably at the sculpture’s center, bears dramatic forces of tension and suspension. The cultural associations of the hosiery and its color identify the body alluded to as black and feminine. Yet the body in question also belongs to viewers: the title of the work, a commonly used French acronym, entreats viewers to “please respond.” Nengudi frequently used her R.S.V.P. series in choreographed performances, where the sculptures served as restraints, props, and costumes.
Remy JungermanPeepina Devil Maroon A8 (and detail), 201127,5 39 inch (70 x 100 cm)
Thierry Tian Sio PoL"image de l"occidentale dans la peinture caribéenne, 2010, 120x 150, Acrylique, aluminium, tôle, terre, vernis sur toile
Manuel MathieuIrma, 201790" x 75"
Victoria Santa Cruz(Peru 1922-2014 Peru)Still from Me gritaron negra (They shouted black at me), 1978Documentation of performance, excerpted from the documentary Victoria–Black and Woman, 1978. Director: Torgeir Wethal; producer: Odin Teatret Film Video. Video, black and white, sound; 3:58 min. OTA-Odin Teatret Archives
Sonya Clark (Born 1967, Washington, D.C.)Twenty-one, 1998Cloth and thread5 ¼ x 28 inchesCollection: Cranbrook Art Museum
Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture
Curator: Sekou CookeCenter for Architecture, New YorkOct 01, 2018 to Jan 12, 2019
Images:PHAT (Nathaniel Belcher, Stephen Slaughter), Harlem Ghetto Fabulous, 2003. Courtesy of the artists;Delta, Exothermic, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Courtesy of the artists; andOlalekan Jeyifous, Surface Armatures, 2014, Brooklyn. Courtesy of the artist
Hank Willis Thomas, Scarred Chest (2003).
Frank Bowling, Greenacross I, 2009. Acrylic paint and gel on paper.
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