Lorraine O'Grady

 

Walker Art Center

 July 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2012)
Installation view
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2012)
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2012)
Installation view
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2012)
Art Is. . . (Colt 45 “African” Float) (1983/2009)
C-print
16h x 20w in (40.6h x 50.8w cm)
Art Is. . . (Colt 45 “African” Float) (1983/2009)
C-print
16h x 20w in (40.6h x 50.8w cm)
Art Is. . . (Girl Pointing) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Girl Pointing) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Float on 125th Street) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Float on 125th Street) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Framing Cop) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Framing Cop) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Troupe with Mlle Bourgeoise Noire) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Troupe with Mlle Bourgeoise Noire) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Unisex Barber Shop) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is. . . (Unisex Barber Shop) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is... (Women in Crowd Framed) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)
Art Is... (Women in Crowd Framed) (1983/2009)
C-print
20h x 16w in (50.8h x 40.6w cm)

About the Exhibition



July 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015

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

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
July 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Lorraine O'Grady included in Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art at the Walker Art Center, organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver.

Presenting a rich and complex look at this important facet of contemporary art, the exhibition chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art across three generations, beginning with Fluxus and conceptual art in the early 1960s through present-day practices. Featuring more than 100 works by some 36 artists, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art includes video and photo documentation of performances, scores and installations, interactive works, and artworks created as a result of performative actions.

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