Writing

Life Among Other Men: An Interview with Black Deutschland ’s Darryl Pinckney

06/24/2016
The following interview was originally published by Art21 in June, 2016. "It doesn’t always start with a suitcase. Sometimes things begin with the wrong book. Berlin meant boys, Isherwood said. Fifty years after his adventures among proletarian toughs, Berlin meant white boys who wanted to atone for Germany’s crimes by loving a black boy like me.” So... +

Kerry James Marshall // Profile of the Artist

04/28/2016
Kerry James Marshall // Profile of the Artist
Kerry James Marshall, The Actor Hezekiah Washington as Julian Carlton Taliesen Murderer of Frank Lloyd Wright Family, 2009. Hudgins Family NY. © Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
“We are not, as we sometimes like to imagine, independent thinkers with our own unique & groovy style of cognition: we have in fact inherited a narrow repertoire of prefab concepts, and we find ourselves thinking as thinking things on highly ramified architectonics of ideas, and along deeply grooved paths of thought-action.” [1]— Karen Houle Kerry James Marshall has... +

The Sensation of Un-thought Thoughts: An Interview with Simone Forti

03/24/2016
The Sensation of Un-thought Thoughts: An Interview with Simone Forti
“Thinking with the Body,” a workshop with Simone Forti, at Northwestern University, hosted by the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, in relation to the exhibition A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s. The workshops were hosted in partnership with Northwestern’s Departments of Art History, Art Theory & Practice, and Performance Studies; the Dance Program; Mellon Dance Studies; and the Poetry & Poetics Colloquium. (Simone Forti)
The following interview was published by Art21 in March, 2016. During a talk organized in conjunction with the exhibition A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s, at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Simone Forti touched on the breadth of her work as a writer, dancer, choreographer, and... +

HYPER-PLURALITIES FOR A NEW BECOMING: THE EXHIBITED BODY IN CONTEMPORARY ART

01/16/2016
HYPER-PLURALITIES FOR A NEW BECOMING: THE EXHIBITED BODY IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Barkley L. Hendricks, 
Lawdy Mama, 1969
, Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 
53 3/4 x 36 1/4 in; 
The Studio Museum in Harlem, Gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman, 83.25; © Barkley L. Hendricks; Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Exhibited in Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties at the Blanton Museum of Art, Texa
The following article was originally published by Artslant on January 16, 2015. “The body is always a body that is an unfinished entity.” —Lisa Blackman, The Body (Key Concepts), Berg, 2008 “We have a whole history of representation in which the black body was not the privileged body,” Kerry James Marshall said in an interview a few years ago. “So there was no crisis of representation for me, because the black figure is underrepresented.” Marshall has patiently, and... +