Melaspapadopulos – Translated from a French alliterative tongue twister “une mûre mûre murmure au mur,” Wilder Alison’s exhibition A Ripe Blackberry Murmurs to the Wall reveals the artist’s ongoing exploration of language and queer identity through an intricate practice of wool painting.

Posted inArt Reviews A More Expansive Understanding of What It Means to Be Human Print No Humans Involved, installation view, featuring Wilmer Wilson IV at the Hammer Museum (all photos by Jeff McClane) Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »
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Become a Member LOS ANGELES — In the court proceedings following the 1991 beating of Rodney King, the public learned of an acronym routinely used by the Los Angeles Police Department to refer to “young Black males who belong to the jobless category of the inner-city ghettos”: N.H.I., short for No Humans Involved. The acronym became the starting point for Jamaican writer and theorist Sylvia..

Posted inArt Reviews Getting to Know an Overlooked Pioneer of Bay Area Abstraction Print Installation view of Sonia Gechtoff: The 1960s in New York: A Series of Transitions, David Richard Gallery, New York (all images © Sonia Gechtoff Estate. Courtesy David Richard Gallery. Photographs by Yao Zu Lu.) Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »
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Become a Member There are many reasons why Sonia Gechtoff should be better known. She was a key member of a group of women artists who were central to the flowering of abstract painting in the Bay Area between the late 1940s and the late ’50s. The other two artists were Jay DeFeo and Deborah R..

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Posted inArt Reviews Not Quite the Wifredo Lam Show That’s Needed Now Print Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »
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Become a Member Now seems a perfect moment to celebrate the life and work of Wifredo Lam, a gifted painter with a backstory ripe for a Lionsgate film biopic. He was born in Cuba in the tiny town of Sagua la Grande at the turn of the 2oth century to a Chinese father and Congolese-Iberian mother. He took himself to Havana, initially in obedience to his parent’s counsel to study law, but became entranced ..

Posted inArt Reviews Love, Art, And Politics Intertwined Print Shervone Neckles, “Terciopelo: Bush Woman Collar” (2016-2021) wearable mixed media garment: velvet, skin-up shells, embroidery thread, fabric trim, and notion glass beads and sequins, variable dimensions presented with conch shell & jab jab helmet (©Shervone Neckles, image by Yao Zu Lu) Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »
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Become a Member Above the door of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, a stained-glass window reads: “Sailors’ Snug Harbor / For aged, derelict and worn out sailors.” Nevertheless, respect and concern are the foundation for the 83-acre rest..

Posted inOpinion Why We Need Prizes for Digital Art Print Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »
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Become a Member As acceptance of digital art grows, there is also an urgent need for validation of quality and the recognition of artists who explore radical ideas and achieve creative breakthroughs. This is where art prizes come in. Generic ones like the Turner Prize and the Hugo Boss Prize have in recent years recognized multidisciplinary artists, including those who use video and photography in their work. However, by..

Melaspapadopulos – LOS ANGELES — Since 2017, GYOPO, a nonprofit coalition of diasporic Korean artists, cultural producers, and professionals based in Los Angeles, has been organizing artist talks, screenings, workshops, and other public programs in an effort to provide space for cross-cultural conversations.

Posted inArt Your Concise New York Art Guide for December 2021 Print Video still from Clynton Lowry, Invisible Art Handler (Chop Saw), 2021 (courtesy of the artist and The Kitchen) Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »
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Become a Member Beloved, beleaguered New Yorkers: from an immersive installation recreating Colette Lumiere’s baroque living quarters, to a trio of shows that cull from Columbia University’s rarely seen art collection, to a presentation of drawings by Black artists from the American South, here are a few exhibitions worth bundling up for (the lastcan also be explored virtually). And be sure to catch the Guggenheim’s survey of the ligh..

Posted inArt Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for December 2021 Print Renee Cox, “The Signing” (2017), digital chromogenic print, 36 1/2 × 99 1/4 × 3 inches (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Amar Singh, © Renee Cox, digital image courtesy the artist) Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »
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Become a Member Our December LA art guide caters to holiday lovers and haters alike, from a cheeky “sexy Xmas” show to a bazaar featuring creative zines. Also, if you haven’t seen the Obama Portraits in person, they’re worth it, especially since the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has mounted a dazzling show on Black American portraits to go alongside th..