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Archive for January, 2006

Only Skin Deep

I’m sure the NOI is having a field day with

The Governator in Rio.

The Governator in

Oh Word.

Oh Word.

African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth @ CCC 01/09/05.

El Negro Mas Chulo: African by legacy, Mexican by birth traces the community of Afro Mexicans living on the Pacific and Gulf Coasts of Mexico. Photographer Ayana Jackson and writer Marco Villalobos trace the rich history of Africa in Mexico. Combining recent photographic portraiture and written accounts of a historic colonial struggle for liberation, El Negro Mas Chulo presents a fresh visual and literary perspective on the struggle for liberty and representation in the Americas. 408 W. 58th St. @ 9th Ave. 6PM.

The Fashion of Architecture @ Center for Architecture 01/11/06.

Works by practitioners such as Zaha Hadid, Winka Dubbeldam, David Adjaye, Block Architecture, 6a Architects, Lars Spuybroek, Stuart Veech and Meejin Yoon are showcased alongside architectonic apparel from fashion mavericks such as Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Yohji Yamamoto, Boudicca, Michiko Koshino, Stéphanie Coudert and Arkadius. 534 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY.

Too Art For TV @ Stay Gold Gallery 01/13/06.

A visual declaration of self-rule from New York’s Animation industry. 451 Grand Street Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Jamel Shabazz @ Corridor Gallery 01/15/06

Danny Simmons hosts new work by Jamel Shabazz. 334 Grand Ave, Clinton Hill Brooklyn.

Artificial Africa @ Gigantic Art Space 01/27/06.

This exhibition considers contemporary artistic appropriations of African visual culture through mythology, religious traditions, musical forms, and other culturally-specific practices. Exhibition includes: Participating Artitsts: Alison Saar, Dread Scott, Jack Kirby, Kevin Sampson, Renee Cox, Satch Hoyt, Sonya Clark, Vernon Reid, Willie Birch, Xaviera Simmons
Watch artist interviews here.