‘Growing Sideways: Performing Childhood’ on View at Wallach Art Gallery

 

 

 

Tala Madani, Situation Room, 2020. (featured in Growing Sideways) Oil on linen,. 16 × 23 in. (40.6 x 58.4 cm). Image Credit: @ Tala Madani.Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York. Photo: Elon Schoenholz

Growing Sideways: Performing Childhood explores how artists have turned to and repurposed aspects of childhood to counter inherited belief systems, identities, and cultural memories in the public sphere.

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Dates Set for Uptown Triennial 2023 at Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University

 

 

 

The third edition of the Uptown Triennial presents work by artists from Upper Manhattan and beyond that is representative of the history, culture, and contemporary issues of Harlem and spans the visual arts, media, and sound. The 1980s and 2000s saw musicians and rappers pushing both the sonic landscape and the changing representation of Black urban society. A new visual aesthetic followed with its own language and the next generation of visual artists became interested in exploring the intersection and/or juxtaposition of sonic and visual traditions.

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Dead Lecturer/distant relative at Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University

 

 

 

Al Loving, Space, time, Light #1, 1977, Acrylic and paper collage on canvas; 81 x 81 in. © Estate of Al Loving; courtesy Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, NY

Dead Lecturer / distant relative: Notes from the Woodshed, 1950-1980 focuses on works by Asian American and African American artists whose approaches to abstraction provided alternatives to prevailing vocabularies for representation and resistance during the social movements of the 1960s and 70s, and for whom the parameters of visibility continue to remain a problem for thought today.

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