Born October 23~ Lygia Clark

Lygia Clark (October 23, 1920-April 25, 1988) was a Brazilian painter, sculptor, and installation artist. Her later works were more holistic with a focus on psychotherapy and healing.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lygia_Clark

Bicho Pássaro do Espaço by Lygia Clark
1960 / Aluminum / 19-3/4″x20″x3/8″ / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Lygia Clark on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lygia-clark/

Further reading:
https://www.latinamericanart.com/en/artist/lygia-clark/
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/lygia-clark/
https://www.newcitybrazil.com/2021/10/04/sensorial-aesthetics-a-new-exhibition-encompasses-lygia-clarks-four-decade-career/

Born October 12~ Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939-March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolee_Schneemann

Four Fur Cutting Boards by Carolee Schneemann / 1962-63
Oil paint, umbrellas, motors, light bulbs, string lights, photographs, fabric, lace, hubcaps, printed papers, mirror, nylon stockings, nails, hinges, and staples on wood / 90-1/2″x131″x52″ / ©Estate of Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carolee-schneemann/

Further reading:
https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2019/03/tribute-carolee-schneemann-1939-2019
https://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/carolee-schneemanns-art-is-not-made-for-your-comfort
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/08/carolee-schneeman-performance-artist-taught-us-how-to-live

Born October 8~ Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930) is an American painter, author, illustrator, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist, best known for her narrative quilts.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_Ringgold

Sonny’s Bridge by Faith Ringgold
1986 / Acrylic on cotton canvas / 84-1/2″x60″ / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Faith Ringgold on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/faith-ringgold/

Further reading:
https://www.faithringgold.com/
https://www.thecollector.com/faith-ringgold-makes-it-possible/
https://www.wmagazine.com/culture/faith-ringgold-art-studio-glenstone

Books by Faith Ringgold: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/faith-ringgold.html

Born September 20~ Adrian Piper

“Adrian Margaret Smith Piper (born September 20, 1948) is a first-generation Conceptual artist and analytic philosopher who was born in New York City.”
Adrian Piper’s “reconstructed” Wikipedia:
http://adrianpiper.com/removed-and-reconstructed-en.wikipedia-biography.shtml

Political Self-Portrait #2 (Race) by Adrian Piper
1978 / Photostat collage / 36″x24″ / Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection

Adrian Piper on Wikiart: https://bit.ly/3CvyDEv

Further reading:
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/about/feminist_art_base/adrian-piper
https://www.shadesofnoir.org.uk/creatives/portfolio/adrian-piper/
https://carnegiemuseums.org/magazine-archive/2001/marapr/awm1.htm

Born February 18~ Takako Saito

Takako Saito (born 1929) is a Japanese artist closely associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists that was active primarily in the 1960s and 1970s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Saito

70 cm. x 70 cm’s Freedom by Takako Saito
1991 / Assemblage: Iron box containing different objects with magnet / 39 2/5″x28″x6″

Takako Saito on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/takako-saito/

More links:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/takako-saito/
https://www.fondazionebonotto.org/en/collection/fluxus/saitotakako
https://www.fluxus-plus.de/2655.html

June 22~ Pride Month

Gilbert and George

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They met in 1967, in London, at St Martin’s School of Art. Was it love at first sight? “No,” says George. “We never thought ‘Let’s do art together!’” He describes their relationship as a friendship, something that came about slowly and imperceptibly, “like an atmosphere – or a cloud.”
~BBC Front Row

The Singing Sculpture by Gilbert & George
1971 / At the opening of the Sonnabend Gallery, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here by Gilbert & George
1987 / Hand-dyed photographs, mounted and framed in 35 parts / MoMA, NY, NY

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 23

Art Is…(Troupe with Mlle Bourgeoise Noire) by Lorraine O’Grady

1983/2009 / Chromogenic print / 16”x20” / Various collections
including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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How Lorraine O’Grady Transformed Harlem Into a Living Artwork in the ’80s—and Why It Couldn’t Be Done Today
https://www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/in_focus/lorraine-ogrady-on-the-making-of-her-1980s-parade-performance-harlem-52996

See also: February 23~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/23/february-23-african-american-visual-artists/

September 9, 1971~ Attica Prison uprising begins

United States of Attica by Faith Ringgold

1972 / Offset lithograph / 21 5/8”x27 3/8” / Various collections

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