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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... +

LIFE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: ENVIRONMENTAL EXHIBITIONS FOR THE HUMAN EPOCH

01/06/2016
The following article was originally published by Artslant on January 6, 2015. I go back and forth between feeling like Anthropocene is a buzzword for contemporary hysteria—our generation's equivalent to the Cold War—and recognizing it as a practical reality. Either way it is the nexus point between published facts and our dogged consumerist lifestyles: we live in the 6th Great... +