[New York, NY] As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Valerie Cassel Oliver (Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) will present her current research interests and curatorial projects.Please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with VALERIE in the subject field.Click this link attached to learn more about the event featuring Valerie Cassel Oliver.

[New York, NY] As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Valerie Cassel Oliver (Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) will present her current research interests and curatorial projects.

Please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with VALERIE in the subject field.

Click this link attached to learn more about the event featuring Valerie Cassel Oliver.

Walker Art Center produced this fantastic video featuring CAMH’s Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver discussing the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. 

Learn about the exhibition on Walker’s website here. 

Installation view of Nathaniel Donnett: Nothing to See Hear at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. Photo: Max Fields. Nothing to See Hear is a part of the CAMH’s exhibition Right Here, Right Now: Houston, now on view at the Museum. 

Installation view of Nathaniel Donnett: Nothing to See Hear at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. Photo: Max Fields. 

Nothing to See Hear is a part of the CAMH’s exhibition Right Here, Right Now: Houston, now on view at the Museum. 

Debra Barrera, Paintings (detail), 2014. Ice, pure pigment, white marble, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Moody Gallery. Photo: Max Fields, 2014. 

Debra Barrera, Paintings (detail), 2014. Ice, pure pigment, white marble, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Moody Gallery. Photo: Max Fields, 2014. 

Join us tonight for the opening reception of Right Here, Right Now: Houston featuring Debra Barrera (pictured), Nathaniel Donnett, and Carrie Schneiderfrom 6:30-9PM. Learn more here.

Join us tonight for the opening reception of Right Here, Right Now: Houston featuring Debra Barrera (pictured), Nathaniel Donnett, and Carrie Schneiderfrom 6:30-9PM. 

Learn more here.

Via: walkerart.org:Illegitimate Dread Scott on the Killing of Michael Brown
"The police in Ferguson, Missouri: illegitimate. The Department of Justice: illegitimate. Gov. Jay Nixon: illegitimate. Barack Obama: illegitimate. This whole system: illegitimate.
This is what people are being taught by what we’re seeing unfold on the streets of Ferguson. People who once accepted the norms of this society and viewed the police and its monopoly of armed might as acceptable are increasingly questioning this and other foundational values of American society.
In the wake of the police murder of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, we’re seeing protestors and residents of Ferguson act with tremendous courage, and their resistance has inspired people all over the world. They have stood up to tear gas, wooden bullets, rubber bullets, police snipers, tanks, machine guns, sonic weapons, military occupation, arrested journalists, curfews, lies, slander, and “reasonable leaders” telling people to not protest too much, to remain calm. The protesters are true freedom fighters, and they have stood up to the armed enforcers of this system. They have been heroic and unbowed, and that is the real story here.”
Read the entire article here.Dread Scott’s work is in included in theexhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, now on view through January 4, 2015 at the Walker Art Center. 

Via: walkerart.org:

Illegitimate

Dread Scott on the Killing of Michael Brown

"The police in Ferguson, Missouri: illegitimate. The Department of Justice: illegitimate. Gov. Jay Nixon: illegitimate. Barack Obama: illegitimate. This whole system: illegitimate.

This is what people are being taught by what we’re seeing unfold on the streets of Ferguson. People who once accepted the norms of this society and viewed the police and its monopoly of armed might as acceptable are increasingly questioning this and other foundational values of American society.

In the wake of the police murder of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, we’re seeing protestors and residents of Ferguson act with tremendous courage, and their resistance has inspired people all over the world. They have stood up to tear gas, wooden bullets, rubber bullets, police snipers, tanks, machine guns, sonic weapons, military occupation, arrested journalists, curfews, lies, slander, and “reasonable leaders” telling people to not protest too much, to remain calm. The protesters are true freedom fighters, and they have stood up to the armed enforcers of this system. They have been heroic and unbowed, and that is the real story here.”

Read the entire article here.

Dread Scott’s work is in included in theexhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Artnow on view through January 4, 2015 at the Walker Art Center. 

Nathaniel Donnett, I Think I Saw It Move, 2014. Sound, Bass and tom drums. 28 inches diameter (bass drum, four), 20 inches diameter (tom drum, six), overall dimensions variable. Installation view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. Courtesy the artist.

Nathaniel Donnett, I Think I Saw It Move, 2014. Sound, Bass and tom drums. 28 inches diameter (bass drum, four), 20 inches diameter (tom drum, six), overall dimensions variable. Installation view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. Courtesy the artist.

Installation continues today as CAMH prepares for the opening of Right Here, Right Now this Friday night. 

Installation continues today as CAMH prepares for the opening of Right Here, Right Now this Friday night. 

Installation views (in progress) of Debra Barrera and Carrie Marie Schneider at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. 

Join us Friday evening for the opening reception of “Right Here, Right Now: Houston” from 6:30-9PM. Above: Installation view of Nathaniel Donnett, “Ritual,” 2012 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. (at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)

Join us Friday evening for the opening reception of “Right Here, Right Now: Houston” from 6:30-9PM. Above: Installation view of Nathaniel Donnett, “Ritual,” 2012 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. (at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)

Curator Dean Daderko recently joined interviewer Patrick Hoyt for an interview to discuss the exhibition, More Real Than Reality ItselfIn the interview, Daderko gives background to the exhibition’s title, the threads that tie the artists together, and talks about each of the artists video works individually. 

Listen to the interview here or by following this link.

Installation progress continues as works arrive in the space and the crew prepared to hang everything in time for the opening reception of Right Here, Right Now. Pictured are four drawings by Houston-based artist Debra Barrera. 

Installation progress continues as works arrive in the space and the crew prepared to hang everything in time for the opening reception of Right Here, Right Now. Pictured are four drawings by Houston-based artist Debra Barrera. 

Nathaniel Donnett, How Can You Love Me And Hate Me At The Same Time, 2011. Plastic bags, paper, paper bags, wood, gold leaf, 37  x 48 inches. Courtesy the artist. 
Donnett is one of three artists participating in CAMH’s upcoming exhibition Right Here, Right Now: Houston, on view August 23–November 30, 2014.

Nathaniel Donnett, How Can You Love Me And Hate Me At The Same Time, 2011. Plastic bags, paper, paper bags, wood, gold leaf, 37  x 48 inches. Courtesy the artist. 

Donnett is one of three artists participating in CAMH’s upcoming exhibition Right Here, Right Now: Houston, on view August 23–November 30, 2014.

Debra Barrera, Throw me a party or throw me away, 2013.  

See the time-lapse video documentation of the installation at Unit B Gallery in 2013 on Youtube here.

Barrera is one of three artists participating in CAMH’s exhibition Right Here, Right Now: Houston, on view August 23–November 30, 2014.

Radical Teamwork: A.L. Steiner’s Intensely Collaborative Practice by Eric Bryant on ARTINFO,
An installation view of “More Real Than Reality Itself” (2014) at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. (Image courtesy of the artist, Koenig & Clinton, New York and Deborah Schamoni Galerie, Munich).

Radical Teamwork: A.L. Steiner’s Intensely Collaborative Practice by Eric Bryant on ARTINFO,

An installation view of “More Real Than Reality Itself” (2014) at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. (Image courtesy of the artist, Koenig & Clinton, New York and Deborah Schamoni Galerie, Munich).