New Exhibition Centered on Black Performance Art Comes To Harlem

New Exhibition Centered on Black Performance Art Comes To HarlemPope. L, "Eating the Wall Street Journal," The Sculpture Center, New York, 2000 / Image via Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Photo by Lydia Grey

An exhibit focusing on a comprehensive history of black performance artists in the visual field is coming to the Studio Museum of Harlem.

The group installation called “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” features work from a variety of artists of the last 50 years. While this type of work has largely been lumped into the realms of theatrical performance, this exhibit seeks to illuminate the use of performance in artist’s visual art. It features video and photo records of performances, performance scores and installations, interactive work, and artwork created as the result of performance.

Here is the roster of artists participating in the exhibition:

Derrick Adams, Terry Adkins, Papo Colo, Jamal Cyrus, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Theaster Gates, Zachary Fabri, Sherman Fleming, Coco Fusco, Girl [Chitra Ganesh + Simone Leigh], David Hammons, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lyle Ashton Harris, Maren Hassinger, Wayne Hodge, Satch Hoyt, Ulysses S. Jenkins, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kalup Linzy, Dave McKenzie, Jayson Musson aka Hennessy Youngman, Senga Nengudi, Tameka Norris, Lorraine O’Grady, Clifford Owens, Benjamin Patterson, Adam Pendleton, Adrian Piper, Pope.L, Rammellzee, Sur Rodney (Sur), Jacolby Satterwhite, Dread Scott, Xaviera Simmons, Danny Tisdale, and Carrie Mae Weems.

“Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” was on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Houston between November 2012 and February 2013. Now, the exhibition will open at Studio Museum Harlem on November 14 and run until March 9 2014. 

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[via Studio Museum Harlem]

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