As many grapple with the tension between confinement and the privilege of security, Fordjour’s artworks offer opportunities for relief from, and for contemplation of the uncertainty that lies beyond.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Amy Sherald on Her “Gentle Presentation of Black Identity” and More
Sherald, who has a solo show at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, shares her reasons for painting and what’s next for her career.
Mickalene Thomas Makes Black Women the Protagonists of Their Own Stories
Positioning black women — artists, actresses, characters, and her own family — as mentors and muses, and as heroic figures in a lineage of their own, Thomas overrides oppressive narratives.
After Museum Controversy, St. Louis Artists Focus on Community Building
During meetings in which local artists of color and allies gathered to strategize in response to the controversy at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, two possible approaches emerged: reprimand and correct the museum, or elevate the good work happening beyond its walls.
Embattled Curator Jeffrey Uslip Leaves Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Today, CAMSTL announced that Chief Curator Jeffrey Uslip will be leaving for an as-yet-unnamed institution.
St Louis Museum Embroiled in Controversy as Staff Member Reputedly Attacked, Boycott Underway [UPDATED]
Two incidents this week at the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis suggests the controversy around the current Kelley Walker exhibition continues to escalate.
In the Face of White Male Privilege Run Amok, a Plea for Artistic Responsibility
ST. LOUIS — What does accountability look like in a world where no one is accountable?
Appropriated Images of Black People Spark Boycott of St. Louis Museum [UPDATED]
Kelley Walker’s solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis features photographs of black men and women smeared with chocolate and toothpaste that have triggered a public boycott of the institution.
Thank God It’s Not Abstract: A Ridykeulous Interview
ST. LOUIS — Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner’s current exhibition Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like™, at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, is a heady riot of neon, smut, Sharpie scribbles, editorial angst, lesbian supremacist propaganda, and impassioned ink-on-paper correspondence by over fifty artists from Jack Smith to Kathleen Hanna.