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Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

Brad Richason

Compiling a stirring legacy of expression indicative of the African-American experience, "Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art" is a landmark exhibition of works as varied and complex as the world they represent. Curated by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the mixed-media survey begins with black contributions to the Fluxus and conceptual arts movements of the 1960s before tracing the decades to our contemporary age. Along the way, visitors can view over 100 works from some 36 artists displayed on video and in photographs, immersive installations, and interactive displays. Previously hosted at two venues in New York City, Harlem's Studio Museum and New York University's Grey Art Gallery, the exhibition marks its final showing at the Walker. Those seeking a cultural view that transcends textbook limitations should get in line for the singular perspectives offered by this remarkable collection of works. The free opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 24, features cocktails, performances, and a tribute to conceptual artist Terry Adkins. There will also be a free performance by Jamal Cyrus in the Sculpture Garden at 1 p.m. and a free related panel talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26. (Pictured: Wayne Hodge "Negerkuss" in performance, photo by Kathrin Heller)

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1750 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN
612-375-7600

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