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The February Show

Ogilvy & Mather New York is pleased to announce The February Show, a group exhibition curated by Jun Lee and Heather Hart, which will open on Thursday, February 17, and remain on view through June 30, 2011.  The aim of this exhibit is to highlight the diverse perspectives behind the concept of Black History Month. [...]

Venus 2010 @ NYU: Symposium (updated)

Venus 2010
March 27, 2010
New York University
721 Broadway, Riese Lounge

9:30 – Welcome
Deb Willis, Manthia Diawara
9:45 – Keynote: Elizabeth Alexander
10:15 –11:15: Sarah Baartman in Context
Presenters: Charmaine Nelson, Zine Magubane, and Carole Boyce Davies.
Moderator: Cheryl Finley
11:45-12:45: Sarah Baartman’s Legacy in Art and Art History
Presenters: Lisa Gail Collins, Cheryl Finley and Fo Wilson.

1:00 – 2:00: break, book signing
2:00-3:30: The [...]

Hair Tactics in Jersey City

Artist Reception: March 5 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
February 5 – August 22, 2010
Guest Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
Hair Tactics explores hair as subject matter and medium. Increasingly, artists have begun to use both real and synthetic human hair to create works of art. Some use synthetic hair because it is widely and inexpensively [...]

The B Sides

November 22nd, 2008 – March 7th, 2009
The B Sides
This group exhibition explores the dynamic relationship between house music and contemporary art. Artists are working in various media such as installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, and video. Participating artists include:
Jaishri Abichandani, Elia Alba, Vincent Bryant, Lorie Caval, April Choitz, Pradeep Dalal, Jerry Gant, Gerard H. Gaskin, [...]

updates from Simone Leigh

“Queen Bee”
Simone Leigh
In the Project Room
1515 Fourteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
T. 202.462.1601
January 10 – February 14 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
4th Annual Small Works 4 Big Change Benefit Art Sale
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and [...]

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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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    • Taking a Break November 11, 2011
      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
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine November 11, 2011
      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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