Lorraine O'Grady

 

Studio Museum in Harlem

 November 14, 2013 - March 9, 2014
Art Is. . . (Colt 45 “African” Float) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is. . . (Colt 45 “African” Float) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Troupe with Mlle Bourgeoise Noire) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Troupe with Mlle Bourgeoise Noire) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is. . . (Girl Pointing) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.64w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is. . . (Girl Pointing) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.64w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Unisex Barber Shop) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Unisex Barber Shop) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Women in Crowd Framed) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Women in Crowd Framed) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Women in Crowd Framed) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Women in Crowd Framed) (1983/2009)
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Float on 125th Street) (1983/2009 )
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Float on 125th Street) (1983/2009 )
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Framing Cop) (1983/2009 )
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP
Art Is... (Framing Cop) (1983/2009 )
Chromogenic digital prints
16h x 20w in (40.64h x 50.8w cm); Edition of 8 with 1 AP

About the Exhibition



November 14, 2013 - March 9, 2014

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
November 12, 2012 - February 16, 2013

Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY
September 10 - December 7, 2013

Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
November 14, 2013 - March 9, 2014

Photographs from Lorraine O'Grady's Art Is... (1983/2009) series is included in Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, part two of the exhibition's New York presentation, at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art is the first exhibition to survey over fifty years of performance art by visual artists of African descent from the United States and the Caribbean.

Featuring live performances as well as objects, Radical Presence includes more than one hundred works by thirty-seven artists. The exhibition also presents objects used in performances: costumes, scores, sculptures, and installations, which, depending on when viewers see them, serve as prompts for or traces of performances. Both the live performances and the art objects call attention to the possibilities and limitations of the active body, and the installations reflect some of the myriad ways in which museums have exhibited this ephemeral medium.

Organized by Valerie Cassel Oliver and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Radical Presence is presented in New York in two parts: Part I at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and Part II at the Studio Museum in Harlem. For its New York presentation, the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem is overseen by Thomas J. Lax.

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