Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, 1922- April 20, 2019. In Memoriam. From the exhibition titled Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974–2014, at the Guggenheim, NY, 2015. More here, here, and here. With a special note of solidarity to Zara Houshmand.
Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls – What Remains, 2019. “… a collaborative performance that responds to questions of presence by poetically addressing the erasure and exposure that drives the historical disturbance of black citizens.” More here, here, and here.
Jose Cobo. Part of the mural installation Incarnation, 2012, Madrid. More here and here.
Dextro. Algorithmic images; generative art. More here, and here.
Rana Begum. No. 814. Frieze, London, 2018. More here, here, and here.
Prabhakar Kolte. Untitled, 2005. Acrylic on canvas. More here, and here.
Wolfgang Buttress. The Hive at Kew Gardens, 2016. “…The intensity of sound and light is controlled by the vibrations of honeybees in an actual hive at Kew that is connected to the sculpture…” More here, here, and here.
Sughra Raza. Ice Shards on The Charles. Boston, March 3, 2019. Digital photograph.
Angela Davis Johnson. Remember, 2015. From the series Ashes on The Fruit Trees. Ms. Davis said of this series: “I decided to approach this body of work with a question: If ashes spoke about the history of American lynching (both of the distant past and present) what would they say? Through twenty-six paintings I explore…
Sam Gilliam. Red April, 1970. “TWO YEARS AFTER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, Sam Gilliam created “Red April.” The draped canvas makes a bold statement with its candid reference to splattered blood in the wake of an assassin’s bullet. Gilliam, an internationally known artist whose work is influenced by Abstract…
Sughra Raza. Fire in the Mangrove Swamp. Yucatan, Mexico, October, 2018. Digital photograph.
Rina Bannerjee. She Is My Country, 2009. Texas long horn steer skull, cowrie shells, steel planters, Hindu ceremony thread, antique mannequin, globes, wire, kitchen towel rack, glass beads, brass bells, Chinese umbrella, Japanese mosquito net, bone beads, copper trim, African necklaces, Chinese lantern, 22 carat gold powder. / Musee Goya, Castres, France, 2012 ” ……
Etel Adnan. Al-Sayyab, Mother and Lost Daughter. 1970. Ink and watercolour on a Japanese book. More here, here, and here.
Painting by Hua Tunan. More here and here.
Samson Young. Landschaft, 2015. More here, here, and here.
Fireworks Makers, covered in gunpowder, as they prepared for New Year’s eve, 2019. Bulacan, Philippines. More here and here.
Michael McGillis. Between Now and Then, 2013. Glass collected from site, incandescent lighting. University of Oregon, Overlook Field School, Dalton, Pennsylvania. More here, here, and here. Detail:
Alex Hanimann. Found Footage. More here, here, and here.
Jennifer Packer. Carolina, 2011. Oil on linen. More here, here, and here. Current show in NYC.
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…