If you haven’t made your way uptown yet, now is the time! Join us this month at the Studio Museum to see all spring exhibitions and projects on view. And don’t forget follow us and share your experience on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
All spring shows close on Sunday, June 26
APRIL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Studio Salon: Neither Here nor Now with Adam Pendleton and Ralph Lemon
Thursday, April 28, 7–9PM
Join Triple Canopy and The Studio Museum in Harlem to celebrate the publication of On Value, a multifarious book about the value of ephemeral artworks, and the labor and bodies that make them. Adam Pendleton, On Value contributor, will be joined by choreographer and artist Ralph Lemon, who co-edited On Value alongside Triple Canopy. Lemon and Pendleton will discuss how they have each sought to transpose live events, whether dance performances or charged historical events, into publishable forms such as essays, visual artifacts, and print books.
MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS & A LOOK AHEAD
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THINGS WE LOVE
Read about Ebony G. Patterson’s exploration of race and childhood in her new show . . .when they grow up. . .
On April 29 at 7 PM , head to the Union Theological Seminary to view A Time to Break Silence, a film by artist Edgar Arceneaux with live sound track by Underground Resistance Ray 7 and John Dixon. In the feature-length film A Time To Break Silence, presented as an installation, Arceneaux specifically links two events from the 1960s—Dr. King’s last major speech, “Beyond Vietnam” and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey—as a means to ruminate on their legacies and implications for the future of American cities.
Shows to see this month: Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada at The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH closes April 10; Ebony G. Patterson’s Invisible Presence: Bling Memoriesat Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA closes April 21; Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at MCA Chicago, Chicago IL opens on April 23.
On May 5–8, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will head to Brooklyn for its second year! A reference to fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, the title of 1:54 establishes the parameters of the fair’s ethos: as a platform that strives to represent multiplicity and showcase the diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production on an international stage. Don’t miss it!
If you get the chance, don’t miss the exhibition celebrating legendary photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Park’s centenary year (he would have turned 100 on November 30th , 2012) at The Studio Museum of Harlem.
Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes’ Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, features black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. It’s an intimate history, capturing the gritty essence of another time in Harlem.
The show runs through March 10th.