This Saturday DJ Flash Gordon Parks is hosting “Easin’ In" at Boondocks. Head over and listen to Parks spin soul classics, rare groove and funk. After the party check out Park’s Skill Set class next weekend in which he will explore the history of DJ culture both locally and globally and the influence that DJing culture has on contemporary artists. Following, DJ Klinch will lead a hands-on how-to class on the fundamentals of DJing.
Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 opens to the public today. CAMH Director Bill Arning has been in Miami for the past week keeping an eye on the contemporary art works being shown while supporting both artists from Houston and those who are showing at CAMH. Above is just a small group of our favorite photos from his visit to the fair so far.
Installation view of Marilyn Minter in Salon 94’s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.
Photo Courtesy: Bill Arning.
David Reed, #64, 1974. 76 x 56 inches. Private collection, Germany.
Katy Heinlein is currently showing in Outside the Lines at CAMH.
Next week artist, curator, poet, singer, and musician Tex Kerschen will present a lecture at the Museum in conjunction with theseries 20HERTZ. Kerschen will discuss the musicians that thrive in societal fringe and live off the cuff of pop-culture — those loudmouth artists who refuse to be silenced in order to create a more idiosyncratic musical landscape.
Jack Whitten, Transmission ‘F’ #1, 2013. Toner on paper. 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York.
Whitten will give a lecture at CAMH in January in conjunction with part II of Black in the Abstract.
This two-part exhibition chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art in the early 1960s through the present.
See ‘Radical Presence: Black Performance Art’ at The Studio Museum in Harlem: http://bit.ly/1cE0P5U
"A lot of my work has been about the unexpected—that kind of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. That kind of dilemma—that push and pull—is the underlying turbulence that I bring to each of the pieces that I make."
Happy birthday today (November 26) to artist Kara Walker. Seen here is the artist at work in her New York studio in 2002, as featured in the Season 2 Stories episode from Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series.
IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 2 episode, Stories, 2003. © Art21, Inc. 2003.
Various Instagram images of Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus no. 24 at CAMH
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at CAMH!