Perceptions

Paula Rego. The Maids, 1987. Acrylic on canvas-backed paper. “The story at the heart of the painting came to Paula Rego ready-made in the form of Jean Genet’s play The Maids (1947), itself based on the real-life case of the Papin sisters, Christine and Lea, who worked as maids for a rich Parisian family. One…

Perceptions

Martha Rosler. Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975. Single-channel digital video, transferred from video tape, black-and-white, sound, 6 min., 9 sec. More here, here, and here. “Martha Rosler: Irrespective“ opening at The Jewish Museum Nov 2, 2018. Thanks to Jaffer Kolb.

Perceptions

Mariam Ghani. Fugitive Refrains, 2006. Fugitive Refrains was conceived and produced collaboratively with Butoh-trained dancer/choreographer Erin Ellen Kelly during a residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. It was developed for, performed, and shot in six specific sites in the Solitude Rotwildpark forest and the historic Schloss Solitude in summer 2006, and premiered…