ASAP (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present) is accepting submissions through March 15th for the 9th annual meeting to be held October 26-28, 2017 at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center and hosted by U.C. Berkley. Submission guidelines and more details are available here.
In the January 23rd issue, The New Yorker highlights the exhibition of Arthur Jafa’s video piece, Love is the Message, the Message is Death at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise as “required viewing.” Jafa previewed the piece before the screening of his film, Dreams are Colder than Death at the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta as part of a 2016 SCMS conference event hosted by liquid blackness last spring.
Read the full New Yorker piece here.
liquid blackness supports the efforts of the #J20 Art Strike, an act of noncompliance on Inauguration Day. For more on the rationale behind the strike, read Coco Fusco’s op-ed for Hyperallergic. In the days ahead and as a sign of solidarity, liquid blackness will continue to share the op-eds of other contributors to Hyperallergic in support of the strike .
Papers to be presented by liquid blackness faculty advisor, Alessandra Raengo and editorial staff member, Jenny Gunn were recently included in a CAA News article highlighting the emphasis on intersections of race and art at the 2017 annual College Art Association Conference in New York City. The papers of other friends of liquid blackness including Lauren Cramer, Derek Conrad Murray, Deborah Willis and Sarah Cervenak were also highlighted.
Read more here.
Arthur Jafa’s “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” is currently screening in an exhibition for Gavin Brown Enterprise (GBE) at 429 WEST 127TH Street, New York now through December 17. As described from GBE’s website:
The viral outgrowth of an aborted found-footage exercise, the 7-minute video [Love is the Message, The Message is Death] is an alternately mirthful-cum-melancholic-cum-cardiac-arresting meditation on race-agency wrapped in a visually sermonic recitation of race tragedy wrapped in a nuanced and feverish exultation of diverse Black American lives at various states of collapse and regeneration–a spectrum of community including those identified by Jafa in an earlier project as “The Uncommon Folk.”
To read the full description click here.
#BLACKMATTERLIVES: New Work by Fahamu Pecou is now on view in New York City at the Lyons Wier Gallery. Below Pecou describes the new series:
Saturday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m.
“‘A Race of Artists’: Examining Art and Social Activism,” an ArtDBF panel with Theaster Gates and other multi-disciplinary artists, moderated by Christeene Alcosiba, Rose Library manager of operations and public programming, co-sponsored by ArtsATL.
First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage
Decatur Book Festival in downtown Decatur
Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m.
“Are Artists Activists?”
Theaster Gates conversation with Rose Library director Rosemary Magee
Teaching and Learning Studio, Rose Library
Emory’s Woodruff Library, Level 10
Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.
“Theaster Gates: Social Practice and Social Justice”
Theaster Gates closing presentation
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta 30322
Click here for further details.
liquid blackness is proud to announce the release of its third issue, which reflects on the liquid blackness Symposium held during the Spring of 2014. It features eight essays and an editorial reflection.
This is a video of Hamza Walker’s talk at the liquid blackness 2014 symposium. Thanks to Nettrice Gaskins for capturing the video.
Artist panel moderator Nettrice Gaskins has written two posts on her blog about the recent liquid blackness symposium.
We were incredibly happy to have Nettrice present her work and moderate the Artist Panel on the second day of the symposium, and this post on her work and its relationship to liquidity as well as this post about the artist panel itself are both valuable contributions to the large project of working through the liquidity of blackness.
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