May 29, 1970~ German-born American sculptor Eva Hesse dies

Ennead by Eva Hesse

1966 / Acrylic, papier-mâché, plastic, plywood, string
Approximately 96”x39”x17” / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

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Previous May 29 posts:

Love & War~ May 29

May 29, 1913: Premiere of “Le sacre du printemps”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/29~

Hispanic Artists~September 27

Archaeological Find #22: The Aftermath  by  Raphael Montañez Ortiz

1962 / Destroyed sofa (wood, cotton, vegetable fiber, wire, and glue) on wood backing
El Museo del Barrio, New York

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La Ascensión (The Ascension)  by  Graciela Iturbide

1984 / Gelatin silver photograph / 12”x8” / Various, incl. Brooklyn Museum

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

Links to Selected Exhibits and Collections here~ https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/exhibits-and-collections/

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For more information on the artists featured in the slide show:

Judith F. Baca~ http://www.artnews.com/2017/04/19/concrete-history-chicana-muralist-judith-f-baca-goes-from-the-great-wall-to-the-museum-wall/
Daniel Martin Diaz~ http://danielmartindiaz.com/about.php
Carmen Lomas Garza~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/carmen-lomas-garza-6783
Ester Hernandez~ http://artinprint.org/article/ester-hernandez-sun-mad/
Yolanda Lopez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/lopez_y
Soraida Martinez~ https://theartguide.com/artists/soraida-martinez
Manuel Neri~ https://anderson.stanford.edu/programs-exhibitions/manuel-neri-assertion-of-the-figure/
Royal Chicano Air Force~ http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/exhibits2/archive/artists.php?op=view&id=3&media=info
Richard Serra~ https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/richard-serra
Patssi Valdez~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/patssi-valdez-7289
Emigdio Vasquez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/vasquez_brochure
Los Four~ https://latinomurals.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/losfour/

Pride Month~ June 28


Alison Bechdel (Born 1960) Cartoonist, writer, and graphic memoirist
https://www.macfound.org/fellows/908/

http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/booksellers/press_release/bechdel/

Patricia Cronin (Born 1963) New York based conceptual visual artist
http://www.connersmith.us.com/artists/patricia-cronin

https://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag03/janfeb03/cronin/cronin.shtml

Barbara Kruger: Born January 26, 1945

Kruger.jpgBarbara Kruger ~ By Christopher Bollen ~ Published 02/28/13

Kruger’s spectacular corpus, spanning four decades, is often described as political—and it is. But just as much it creates these moments of internal identity confusion in which we don’t know if we are acting as victim, oppressor, or witness. Usually, we are all of the above.

Kruger famously—and perhaps, at first, inadvertently—got her training as an artist the hard way: through a full-time job as a magazine designer at Condé Nast, starting out at Mademoiselle. And while some of those early layout techniques of bold graphics inform her work, a pulsating visual-linguistic triple-take keeps all of her pieces so alive that she’s become known for her own immediately identifiable, authoritative style—even if authority is what is being questioned in the authoritative typeface.

Source: Barbara Kruger – Page – Interview Magazine


http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/feminist/Barbara-Kruger.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/barbara-krugers-artwork-speaks-truth-to-power-137717540/?all

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/6~

This 18th century Russian Neoclassical sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, and teacher vacillated for quite some time before settling on sculpture as his primary life’s work.

This German-born Uruguayan artist and academic moved to NYC in 1964, where he and fellow artists Liliana Porter & José Guillermo Castillo founded the New York Graphic Workshop.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/06/november-6/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/9~

What American modern artist’s depictions of factories, granaries, and other industrial subjects predate those of fellow Precisionists Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth?

What artist wrote in 1971, “All intervening steps…are of interest. Those that show the thought process of the artist are sometimes more interesting than the final product.”

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/09/september-9/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/23~

Which Scottish artist and sculptor died in 2008 at age 100, having been the last living link with the art nouveau period in Glasgow?

Which artist produced ground-breaking works in the 60s that established his reputation as one of America’s leading conceptualists?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/23/august-23/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/25~

Which American painter and printmaker served in the US Air Force during WWII, and began to paint while hospitalized for several years after being injured during test flight maneuvers?

Which artist is considered one of the leading figures of the Arte Povera — “poor art” — movement, which took place between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s in Italy?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/25/june-25/