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 September 18~ Terry Braunstein

Terry Braunstein (born 1942) is an American multimedia artist whose work includes photography, installation, assemblage, painting, printmaking, video, sculpture, and large permanent public art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Braunstein_(artist)

Two-page spread from The Untitled Book by Terry Braunstein
1981 / Color xerograph on paper / 10-3⁄4″x8-1⁄2″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Terry Braunstein on artist’s website: https://terrybraunstein.com/portfolio1/

Further reading:
https://art.metro.net/artworks/local-odysseys/
https://www.wescover.com/creator/terry-braunstein
https://www.publicartinpublicplaces.info/illuminations-2006-by-terry-braunstein

Born April 20~ Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) has developed a complex body of art employing images, text, fabric, audio, installation, and video.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Mae_Weems

After Manet by Carrie Mae Weems
2002 / C-print framed with concave glass / 32″ diameter, 4″depth / Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC

Carrie Mae Weems on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carrie-mae-weems/

Further reading:
http://carriemaeweems.net/bio.html
https://www.moma.org/artists/7177
https://www.culturetype.com/2020/08/13/carrie-mae-weems-on-kitchen-table-series-not-simply-a-voice-for-african-american-women-but-more-generally-for-women/

RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! Carrie Mae Weems: http://socialstudiesproject.org/

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

[There are three embedded links above]

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/

Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum

Create your own masterpiece!
Rijksstudio Award is the biennial art- and design prize from the Rijksmuseum. With this competition the Rijksmuseum invites everyone to create their own masterpiece inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s collection. An international jury of experts will assess who the 10 finalists and the 3 winners of the Rijksstudio Award 2020 are.

Categories~ There are two categories for which you can submit your masterpiece:
The Rijksstudio Design Award
The Rijksstudio Young Talent Award (aged 21 and under)

Process~ You can submit your masterpiece starting 1 November 2019 until 27 February 2020.The jury process will start March 2020. The top 10 will be invited to the Award show on April 16. There the winners will be announced for the 3 prizes.

Prizes~ The winner of the Rijksstudio Design Award will receive € 7.500
The winner of the Rijksstudio Young Talent Award receives € 5.000
The winner of the Rijksstudio Public vote receives € 2.500
On top of that the winning masterpieces might become part of the Rijksmuseum shop.

All art forms are possible, such as photos, videos, animations, products, fashion, collages or poems. The intention is that the design is based on the collection of the Rijksmuseum and that you used images from Rijksstudio. An international jury will assess the entries.

Source: Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum

Hispanic Artists~September 30

Dedans 2  by  Juan Downey

1964 / Color intaglio / 15 1/4”x13 3/4” / Edition of 40

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Ballerina  by  Priscilla Monge

2000 / Mixed media / 15 3/4”x9”x10 1/5” / Tate Gallery, London

Hispanic Artists~September 29

Mallasa  by  María Luisa Pacheco

1980 / Oil on canvas / 50”x39” / Museum of Republic Bank Art Collection, Bogota, Colombia

 

Corona de Espina  by
Rubén Ortiz Torres

1991 / Lithograph and Woodcut
/ 20 7/8”x14 3/4”
/ Edition of 40

Self Portraits~August 28

Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features  by  Adrian Piper

1981 / Pencil on paper / 10”x8” / The Eileen Harris Norton Collection

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Self Portrait as a Heel  by  Jean-Michel Basquiat

1982–1982 / Acrylic and Oilstick on Canvas / 50”x40” / Private Collection