Jones discusses the role that performance played in the work of Latin American and African American artists.
Quite simply, the history, not just of art in Los Angeles, but of modern American art generally will have to be reconceived on the basis of Now Dig This!, the exhibition curated by Kellie Jones, and her new book, South of Pico.
On February 7, art historian Kellie Jones will be in conversation with blogger Kimberly Drew at Brooklyn Historical Society.
Kellie Jones, a curator, Columbia University professor, and 2016 MacArthur Fellow, spoke to Hyperallergic about her work, life, and the evolving world of contemporary art.
Several artists are among the just-announced winners of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships, often called “genius grants.”
At roughly 350 pages, Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, is a conceptually massive, literally heavy and generally ambitious catalogue that questions our expectations of what an exhibition catalogue should be.
On first glance, some may wonder why MoMA PS1, a New York contemporary art museum, has just opened a historical exhibition of art from Los Angeles. But as MoMA PS1 curator Peter Eleey explained at the press preview last week, the show in question, Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, actually has a connection to the New York institution.