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KrisRac  Curator/writer/historian Check their art @krisracworks Founder of WHITE COUCH Partner at Field Projects+assistant at Les Enluminures+PhD@ GC

In honor of World Book Day, go check out the Tolkien show at the Morgan Library!! I had no idea how beautiful and experimental Tolkien’s artwork was before seeing the exhibition. He never billed himself as an artist, but saw making as an extension of his literary practice. .
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#worldbookday #read #reading #tolkien #tolkienreadingday #spiritualist #art #abstraction #color #lotr #lordoftherings #landscape #sigil etc.

The Morgan archives are so cold my fingers turned purple, but it was SO WORTH IT. I have been considering the visual and haptic/material interraction between textile-covers and images in manuscripts... yesterday I was finally able to handle some!!! πŸ€“ Pictured: an amazing silkπŸ•· cover over the opening image of the patron dedicating his manuscript to St. Peter in an Austrian Lectionary, made around 1050.
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#silk #skin #materiality #covers #imagecover #curtain #romanesque #dedication #votive #manuscript #book #visuality #translucent #medieval #medievalart #medievalnerd πŸ¦„πŸ˜ #research #archives #spacesnotmadeforwomensbodytemperatures

"What It Feels Like" closes @ WHITE COUCH today. I am so grateful that @angelasimione shared this work with me and gave me a chance to live with this amazing body of mourning material. 🌷
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Grief is so much more than just sorrow-- its remembering and laughter and emptiness and eventually it just becomes a part of you and your life. Experiencing how Angela has kept her mom present in her practice is such a privilege and an invaluable learning experience.
Thank you Angela πŸ–€πŸ’›
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#angelasimione #whitecouch #whitecouchprojects #artistrun #apartmentgallery #art #making #mourning #crochet #closing #text #image #crochet #grief #loss #mom #learning #artwork #durationalproject #iwillnotdie #death #springclosing #absence #flowers #pilesofflowers 🌹🌷

Since it's opening "Puppies and Flowers" has stuck with me; it is full of self-aware satire, irony, awkward love and slyly erotic forms, but it is also a beautiful moment of community support and love in a time and place where that's now become a rarity. The exhibition playfully articulates the collapsing myth of the pipeline academy and confronts the mutating history of social interaction in the arts. Please check out my article on the new Royal galley show, curated by @katiehectorart just came out in @thecoastalpost today!! ☺😊
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#artistrun #gallery #article #writing #review #theroyal #theroyalgallery #art #contemporaryart #institution #academy #painting etc

Join @angelasimione and i for a CROCHET WORKSHOP in White Couch next Wenesday, April 3, at 7pm! 🌹Learn how to make these phenomenal crocheted flowers; each takes about 5 to 15 minutes to make and is instantly satisfying. πŸ’πŸ€“πŸ·
DM me to attend!!
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#angelasimione #whatitfeelslike #whitecouch #whitecouchprojects #artist #artistrun #flowers #mourning #crochet #weaving #pile #collecting #accumulating #workshop #textile #text #play etc.

@angelasimione show "What It Feels Like" at WHITE COUCH has been extended through the first week of April!! DM me to make an apointment this week/end or next or next. πŸŒˆπŸ˜€
I've lived with this powerful work through what was certainly the craziest month of 2018/19. Come experience these intense mourning clothes, feel them, their weight and their craft and their love in the intimate setting of White Couch. β˜–β˜—
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#whatitfeelslike #angelasimione #crochet #mourning #mother #grief #loss #whitecouch #artistrun #space #clothing #black #monochrome #textandimage #textile etc.

Today I was heartbroken to hear that Okwui Enwezor had passed. He was fundamentally a poet, who eventually saw the beauty of crafting- not only with words- but through providing platforms to elevate other artists voices to a global-public arena. He systematically refused to take on an imposed identity, but generated his own. Nka, the journal of African art he founded while living in brooklyn in the β€˜90s, is the Igbo word for art, creation, making, and inventing, but also implies "discourse" in Basaa. Naming the journal with the language of eastern Nigeria was, as Enwezor said β€œa form of ideological resistance.” There is still so much to learn from him. πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸŒ‘ If you don't know his work, start with Wikipedia and keep going through the research rabbit hole. . . .

#okwuienwezor #rolemodel #curator #poet #artist #writer #rip #contemporaryart #globalart #resistance
Portrait: by @dominikgigler

Here are a few of the highlights from @springbreakartshow in NY.
1. @shona_mcandrew killed me with this installation of large and small and deeply precious/intimate installation. We need more papermache feminism. 2. This show curated by @courtneychildress investigated the breakdown of text-as-image by @bbest_ffriend & also blew me away. 3. @elektrakb had this amazing work and will be featured at the Brooklyn Museum very soon! Keep your πŸ‘ out 4. This performance happened around me throughout the fair and i really enjoyed watching unsuspecting audiences interract woth the buffet of lie transcripts. 5. Greeks and Sex and phaluses. 6. These tissue boxes by @coreyescoto coupled with @rose.nestler work and @valeryjungestabrook made me laugh and cry with their self-depreciating humour. 7. "No More Lip Service" featured @kmainenti with phenominal drawings, curated by @honeybadgaa and @wilsonundwirth 8. @lavaughanjenkins_studio made a series of paint/sculptures that were anonymous yet sad and empowering. 9. Thus garden of eden by @untitledspaceny investigates the association of blame with women and featured many great fem artists who reframe perspectives including the great @hiba_schahbaz and @therubinstein 10. Finally, i personally loved these crazy repainted postcards by David Opdyke, investigating monuments and America. .
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#springbreakartshow2019 #highlights #review #art #contemporaryart #factfiction

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to "Ideal Violence" featuring some amazing new work by @zorawarawar @springbreakartshow πŸ€“πŸŒΏ we made a whole museum installation in about 2 days, worked it, and broke it down all in half a week. .
Pictured: "Death of Philando Castile" (right) and "Study of the Martyerdom of Saint Peter Martyer After Pordenone" both are made with Sanguine, Hematite, earth pigments and gum bichromate on handmade linen cotton paper. 2019. .
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#zorawarsidhu #springbreakartshow2019 #factfiction #violence #print #sanguine #hematite #blood #gold #frames #institution #archives #museum #installationart #drawing #renaissance #baroque etc.
(PS: I've been experiencing instagram technical dificulties... have you?)

I am so thrilled to announce on #internationalwomensday that my article on @cutler_amy use of Magical realist materiality was published in the @thefeministinstitute takeover of the March issue of @brooklynrail πŸ˜€ it's an honor to have work published amongst a group of such powerful intellectuals, writers, and artists!! πŸ’ͺπŸ’›πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ½
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Special thanks to @pennyliebmanaaron
For her support and her brilliant ability to bring strong women together. πŸ’›πŸ”₯
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#women #art #writing #materiality #magicalmateriality #amycutler #brooklynrail #woman #pussypower #artwriting #feminist and #feministasfuck

Please come visit our amazing medieval text manuscripts (and me 😁) @lesenluminures booth A1 @nyantiquarianbookfair today, opening 4 to 9pm!! .
Pictured: illumination from the incipit page of the Carolingian renaissance author Haimo of Auxerre's commentary on the Pauline Epistles. Paul is seated on the left handing a letter to a messenger (with a really cool depiction of a seal!) And the Galatians on the right. .
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#nyantiquarianbookfair #manuscript #illumination #painting #figures #paul #letters #messenger #epistole #figurativeart #medievalart #medieval

IDEAL VIOLENCE opens Tomorrow at @springbreakartshow πŸ”₯πŸ›πŸ”₯ Curated by me, Rachel Frank @rachelfrankfrank and Jacob Rhodes @fieldprojects
In Booth W7!! Be sure to check it out and our sister booth W2, METAL FOAM & LACE featuring Taylor Baldwin @baldwints and Katarina Riesing. .

Ideal Violence presents the faded archive of the violent within an imagined future institution. Whether the archive is the museum or the chaotic field of internet images, Zorawar Sidhu asks what happens when an institution contains images of authentic violence, but presents them within a normalized framework. The exhibition restages museum space, while the artist performs the role of museum guard. .
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#springbreakartshow2019 #factfiction #idealviolence #zorawarsidhu #exhibition #prints #performance #artistrunspace #art #show #opening #violence #sanguine #blood #drawing #museum etc.

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