Can’t believe I did not about this wonderful blog by Minh-Ha Pham, an online repository of the often-ignored fashion histories of everyday American women of color through old photographs, some reader submitted, some archival. [interview with Minh-Ha Pham]
Can’t Stop thinking about work . This exhibition along with Sanja Ivekovic has been the highlights of my art going this year.
Alina Szapocznikow archive at Museum of Modern Art in Archive
Even thought their work is very different than mine, both Sanja and Alina’s work have more parallels to my interest than most artists whose work I can think of.
Yvonne Rainer‘s first film, Hand Movie, was shot by fellow dancer William Davis when Rainer was confined to a hospital bed, recovering from major surgery and unable to dance. The resulting five minutes of footage is a sustained close-up shot of Rainer’s hand against a grey background as it stretches and contracts, bends and points, performing the kinds of everyday, quotidian movements that characterize her pioneering minimalist choreography. watch on ubweb.
I was not able to attend the Nancy Spero memorial on Sunday but just read this article about it
and it led me to find this lovely piece, A tribute by Rob Storr and Clayton Esheman in the Brooklyn Rail
Nancy Spero - Art 21
Torture of Women book
In following links, I came upon the Visible Vagina exhibition at David Nolan earlier this spring which I unfortunately missed.
Came across this great link between two artists I love
A Conversation with Shirin Neshat and Shahzia Sikander
Museu d’Art Contemorani de Barcelona publication and exhbition links
William Pope L., How Much is that Nigger in the Window
Franklin Furnace 1991
The purpose was to use progressive technology to give voice and visibility to the women who work in the “maquiladora” industry in Tijuana. We designed a headset that integrated a camera and a microphone allowing the wearer to move while keeping the transmitted image in focus. The headset was connected to two projectors and loudspeakers that transmitted the testimonies live. read more
The Heretics by Joan Braderman
read about the film – excellent project proposal