Unsynthesized Intuitions: Confronting Discomfort with Adrian Piper

As I left Adrian Piper’s “Concepts and Intuitions” at the Hammer museum, I noticed a series of wooden structures resembling voting booths positioned outside of the exhibit’s entrance. I walked into one of the private booths steadying myself as I prepared to write in the binder that was resting on a shelf in front of … Continue reading Unsynthesized Intuitions: Confronting Discomfort with Adrian Piper

Anonymous Was a Woman

During the last two months, I’ve been batting around the idea of starting a newsletter to share articles, exhibition announcements, some of my recent publications, etc. , but before I think too deeply about actually doing it, invariably another news crisis, deadline or other distraction ultimately shift my focus elsewhere. This week, two stories captured … Continue reading Anonymous Was a Woman

Artist a Day: Alexandra Bell

“Words work as release–well-oiled doors opening and closing between intention, gesture. A pulse in a neck, the shiftiness of the hands, an unconscious blink, the conversations you have with your eyes translate everything and nothing. What will be needed, what goes unfelt, unsaid-what has been duplicated, redacted here, redacted there, altered to hide or disguise—words … Continue reading Artist a Day: Alexandra Bell

Artist a Day: Kerry James Marshall

  Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve written about Marshall numerous times here, and today I thought I’d go simple and celebrate KJM’s love for love. All of these photos are from Mastry at MOCA last year and it’s a show that I still think of often.   https://cshockart.com/2017/07/02/kerry-james-marshalls-mastry-examines-the-power-of-the-image/ https://cshockart.com/2017/02/28/artist-a-day-challenge-27-kerry-james-marshall/ https://cshockart.com/2017/12/29/the-art-that-helped-me-survive-2017/     Continue reading Artist a Day: Kerry James Marshall