A new nonprofit “nomadic contemporary art museum,” known as Black Cube, just launched in Denver. Functioning without a permanent exhibition space, Black Cube is experienced primarily through site-specific pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by its artist fellows.
Black Cube’s goals are to increase access to contemporary are and to support artists’ careers, upholding the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. All of Black Cube’s programs start with artists’ ideas and connect those ideas to new spaces and new audiences.
Black Cube is holding its first official pop-up exhibition on October 1 at 7pm MDT sharp at the historic Red Rocks park in Colorado. The work — titled Sophont in Action — is an unprecedented, large-scale video projection and live performance pairing conceived by California-based artist and Black Cube fellow, Desirée Holman. Sophont in Action explores fantasies as a window into realities and is inspired by New Age, occult, science fiction, and technology cultures.
Desirèe Holman is part of the first group of Black Cube fellows and is joined by Chad Person from Albuquerque, NM, and Derrick Velasquez from Denver, CO. This means that in addition to Desiree’s launch event, the public can expect two more pop up exhibitions in 2015 with museum shops in tow.
Read more about each of Black Cube’s artist fellows and the newly launched Black Cube nonprofit at blackcubeart.org.
The filmmaker and visual artist tells stories that speak directly to Native audiences while not over-explaining meaning for non-Native viewers.
Nickson’s interests lie in the individual’s place in a world shaped by immensities of land and water, sky and cloud.
Miguel Calderón examines class, violence, and corruption in Mexican society with macabre, irreverent humor.
The works spanned a variety of media, showcasing the diversity of artmaking and image production that supplements a revolution.
Ten artists will receive studio space and access to faculty, staff, students, workshops, and programming at an arts institution in the heart of Philadelphia.
For this year’s edition of the San Francisco festival, 16 Latina and Chinese women designed and hand-sewed flags that tell their story.
Tomohito Ushiro’s design features billions of shifting lighting patterns and encourages people to use the restroom without “feeling stress.”
The 7.8-magnitude quake has killed at least 2,600 people and destroyed a 2nd-century castle, among other landmarks.
Robert Legorreta, also known as “Cyclona,” discusses the origins of his performance art and ongoing political activism.