The blues—the seminal American art form and musical forebear of so much that followed—would appear to be the most direct of lyrical projects. But according to Richard Wright, as an instrument of affect, “the blues possess unconscious elements of surrealism”—and
[After a break for] thirty years, I started to think about [making music] again. I wanted it not to be something that is amateurish. I want musicians to think this is okay, this is serious. Even though my recognition as
On the occasion of the opening of the 2021 triennial Soft Water Hard Stone, the New Museum presents an online curatorial roundtable with co-curators Margot Norton and Jamillah James in dialogue with Eva Respini, Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art in
Art + Practice presents a virtual conversation with Elliot Reed and A + P’s Public Programs and Exhibitions Manager Joshua Oduga, who will discuss “ideas of site specificity, technology, collaboration, and sculpture, [and] how these ideas have informed Reed’s works.
This is one of those projects where I really had to practice bravery and trust my instinct. — Jobel Medina. Queer, knowingly melodramatic, and propulsive, Medina’s new work DAVID, MY GOLIATH—danced by Medina and Joey Navarrette—is one of three featured acts
Participant Inc and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents DOOMSCROLLING—MICHELLE HANDELMAN X SHANNON FUNCHESS , a video premiere including excerpts from Hustlers & Empires; Irma Vep, the Last Breath, and Dorian, a Cinematic Perfume. The readings and performances will feature
A celebration of self-dramatization as theory, practice, and salvation, MIGUEL’S WAR is the story of Miguel Jelelaty Obeid—conference interpreter, singer, musician, provocateur. Growing up queer in Lebanon, he was a young militia member in the 1980s during the country's civil