Art in the 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D
Great piece in Hyperallergic about the PAD/D (Political Art Documentation and Distribution) collective and its archive which is now at MoMA library in Queens.
A lot of this was happening when I first moved to NYC. In retrospect, I don’t understand why I didn’t get involved.
I love the last line of the article in how it speaks about why we make archives: “The archive is in a place that will forever be there, and perhaps no one will show it much attention. But maybe one day, someone will see it, and will.” [by artist Mimi Smith.]
And there is a second essay
with many great selections
from the archive.
Of Another Fashion
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]
Article on Of Another Fashion @ Hyphen Magazine
Can’t Stop thinking about work . This exhibition along with Sanja Ivekovic has been the highlights of my art going this year.
MoMA | Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972.
Bio from Polish Cultural Institute
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.
< ^ : links to projects in the archive
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
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Adam Whiton, Sung Ho Kim
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