Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection offers a series of meditations on The Studio Museum in Harlem’s permanent collection. Continuing the exploration begun in Collected. Propositions on the Permanent Collection (Spring 2009), and conceived of as several exhibitions within an exhibition, Reflections illuminates thematic or contextual relationships between groups of objects. The works on view engage a diversity of media, highlighting the Museum’s holdings in painting, drawing and photography. By examining the collection through many different lenses, these distinct viewpoints provide fresh modes of visual reflection, placing these pieces into critical conversation with one another. Selected artists include: Romare Bearden, Loïs Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett Mora, Kori Newkirk, Howardena Pindell, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Charles White, Jack Whitten and Kehinde Wiley.
VidéoStudio: New Works from France
VidéoStudio: New Work from France is the second installment of VidéoStudio, an ongoing series of video art. In a trio of month-long programs, the Studio Museum presents the work of three North African artists—Yto Barrada, Bouchra Khalili and Djamel Kokene—who were born or currently live in France. While these artists emerge from this specific Afro-European context, the exhibition brings together work that considers “France”—and the very idea of the nation—as a concept rather than a stable category. Together their work encourages us to consider the relationship between individuals and the state; culture and the law; and identity and modes of representation.
Harlem Postcards: Xenobia Bailey, Yara El-Sherbini, Brendan Fernandes and Monique Schubert
Represented, revered, and recognized by people around the world, Harlem is a continually expanding nexus of black culture, history and iconography. Venerable landmarks, such as the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Apollo Theater, Hotel Theresa, Audubon Ballroom and 125th Street, remain popular emblems of important historic moments and moods. The Studio Museum’s ongoing series, Harlem Postcards, invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site for artistic contemplation and production. Installed in the Museum lobby and available to visitors, Harlem Postcards present intimate views and fresh perspectives on this famous neighborhood.
StudioSound featuring DJ /rupture
This season’s StudioSound composer Jace Clayton is a writer and musician living in Brooklyn, who performs internationally as DJ /rupture. In addition to his work as a turntablist and producer, Clayton is a member of the band Nettle and host of Mudd Up!, a weekly radio show on WFMU, 91.1 fm. He also runs Soot Records, an independent label dedicated to international urban music.
Clayton’s interests include music, globalization, public space, and digital technologies/networks, with an emphasis on Latin America, Africa and the Arab world. He has given lectures and artist talks at Harvard University and other cultural. Educational institutions in Germany, Spain, Peru, The Netherlands and Brazil.