Musée's own Creative Director Sam Shahid will be publishing a book of his own work in an effort to raise funds for ACRIA, a leading non-profit and community-based organization devoted to HIV prevention and care.
The following is a running list of institutions and organizations including galleries, nonprofits, museums, and schools that have decided to close on J20 (January 20), or who are responding in other ways to the call.
This project has made me challenge the general idea of some days feeling like I'm just another person living in the world. Then other days I think, well my voice is small but if I don't say something, who will?
A year into Shanghai I suggested that we should do something in San Francisco, which everyone thought was a bit crazy because obviously the Shanghai project was complicated and we had quite a lot on our plate already. But I wanted to create an interesting composition between China and America which no one had done yet within the art fair model with photography. San Francisco seemed like the most obvious place.
If they are representative of the sublime, her works are remarkably different and intersect with multiple understandings of muted fear in the face of our passing through time. Without resorting to intense magnification, Mendieta shows not (or not only) the framing of ruin, but the fact that our memory and our bodies might be (and are) misconstrued, misread, erased
I actually began the series in response to a failed experiment where I covered a found photograph with correction fluid, leaving only the eyes and mouths of the people in them visible. I did this thinking about what it might be like if we could “correct” the troubling environments we live (and therefore took photographs) in, whiting it out, starting with a blank slate to create a fresh, perhaps less troubling story.