On Larry DayBy Phong Bui , Sid Sachs, Ruth Fine, Bill Valerio, and Richard Torchia
On November 7, 2021, Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia hosted a panel discussion on the exhibition Body Language: The Art of Larry Day, which was organized by Woodmere in conjunction with the Rosenwald-Wolf Galleries at University of the Arts and Arcadia Exhibitions at Arcadia University.
Radcliffe Bailey with Ksenia M. Soboleva
Ksenia M. Soboleva sits down with Radcliffe Bailey to discuss the wide scope of multifaceted references in his artistic practice from ancestral deities to family travels. They dive into the important role that music plays in Baileys life and work, the potential for memories to function as medicine, and his intimate relationship to Atlanta, where the artist has lived almost his entire life.
Debra Bricker Balken with David Levi Strauss
David Levi Strauss talks with Debra Bricker Balken about her new book, Harold Rosenberg: A Critics Life, and how the battles among New York writers, poets, intellectuals, and artists in the middle of the 20th century set the stage for what was to come in the 21st century, especially when it comes to arguments about the relation between art and politics.
Mary Ann Caws with Jared Daniel Fagen
In an essay on Joseph Cornells shadow boxes, Mary Ann Caws writes: The memory and the prophecy are not different: we must remember to remember. Whether familiar with or new to her work, one immediately encounters, here, the infinitive: the not yet that is and from where all else will come. More than just the genius of art criticism, more than merely a marvelous instance which is the surrealists desire to keep intact, this single line of poetrypenned more than twenty years agoremains one of the very principles of her poetics. Like Cornells Proustian remembrances, Bretons haunting Who am I? and Chars aphoristic-elliptical enjoinders, Mary Ann Caws makes us aware that lifethat primordial passagemust be looked at anew and with ever-renewed looking, if we are ever to see the red chili pepper affixed with wings that form the dragonfly, or fall madly in love and at the same time lovingly into madness.
Neil Jenney with Jason Rosenfeld
Jason Rosenefeld sits down with Neil Jenney on the occasion of Jenneys solo exhibition, AMERICAN REALISM TODAY, which features the series “Modern Africa,” and follows on Jenneys path of artistic experimentation from his early installations and metal wall sculpture, brushy oils on panels that he calls “Bad Paintings” in 1969 and 1970, through to his work of the last five decades that he refers to as “Good Paintings.”
Jennifer Packer with Amber Jamilla Musser
Amber Jamilla Musser sits down with Jennifer Packer to discuss Blackness, painting, and temporality. The lively conversation roams through art history, Black feminisms, and the political import of shifting hierarchies of valuation.
On Jasper JohnsBy Richard Shiff, Scott Rothkopf, and Carlos Basualdo
Richard Shiff speaks with Scott Rothkopf and Carlos Basulado about their methodology for organizing the exhibition, Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, the emotional range of Johnss work, and how the artists personality connects to his work.
Cinga Samson with Amanda Gluibizzi
Cinga Samson was born in South Africa and spent his early life traveling back and forth between the Eastern and Western Capes. He received his art education from fellow artists, moving into a studio shared by the artists Gerald Tabata, Xolile Mtakatya, and Luthando Laphuwano who helped him to develop and hone his craft.