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Lorraine O’Grady in Switzerland

Lorraine O’Grady
Kunsthalle Basel
Strange Comfort (Afforded to the Profession)
13 June – 22 August 2010

Conversations: Among Friends / Lorraine O’Grady and Sanford Biggers

The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art presents:
Conversations: Among Friends
Lorraine O’Grady and Sanford Biggers
with RoseLee Goldberg
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
7:00 PM Program
8:15 PM Reception
For tickets ($35):
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY
This evening’s program features a conversation between artists Sanford Biggers and [...]

Press: Lorraine O’Grady in Art in America; Deb Willis in Huffington Post
A Portrait of Deborah Willis

More press for Posing Beauty:

Beauty and the Face of Change

Lorraine O’Grady in “What’s Left: Artworks Made by a Public”

Current Exhibition
What’s Left: Artworks Made by a Public
19 February – 13 March 2010
Inaugurating Alexander Gray Associates’ new gallery space on the second floor of 508 West 26 Street, What’s Left: Art Made by a Public showcases four significant artworks made since the 1960s that are activated by public engagement. Situated between conceptualism, performance, intervention and [...]

Another great conference this weekend

“Autobiography/Performance/Identity: A symposium on African American and African Diapsoran Women in the Visual Arts”
Presented by the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland and University of Maryland University College
Friday, March 5 and Saturday March 6
Featuring a performance by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
and a Keynote address by Lorraine O’Grady
Speakers include:
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
Christa Clarke
Cherise Smith
Lisa Gail [...]

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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
    • A New Mission for Aperture? November 11, 2011
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      Danielle was briefly a contributor to this site; I am very excited to hear about her latest venture, the collective and now journal Mambu Badu “that seek to find, expose, and nurture emerging female photographers of African descent.”  Congrats, Danielle! As you may (or may not) know, last fall, I co-founded Mambu Badu, a photography collective […]

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