MBG Issue #23: April 22, 2004

Issue # 23

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

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Talking Art with artist Wangechi Mutu
Thursday, April 22, 2004, 7:00pm

Come out to Arthouse tonight to hear Brooklyn artist Wangechi Mutu speak about her work which stems from the history of traditional Kenyan storytelling and post-colonial horror stories. Raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu is one of 23 artists featured in the 6th Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection on view at Arthouse through May 9, 2004. She recently completed a residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY and will soon begin another at ArtPace in San Antonio.

Lecture by Distinguished Artist Kerry James Marshall
Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, April 26, 2004, 5:00pm

If you missed his first lecture, here Is another chance to hear artist Kerry James Marshall (winner of the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Artist Fellowship and Stillwater Foundation Grant) speak here in Austin. A Professor of Studio Art at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Marshall is a painter, photographer, printmaker and installation artist, most recognized for his large-scale, figurative paintings of African American life and history. This event is sponsored by the Art and Art History Department at the University of Texas at Austin and admission is free and open to the public.



Check out this weblog by visual artist Tom Moody who will collaborate with artist Kristin Lucas at Fluent Collaborative's testsite in June! Kristin and Tom's dialogue about this collaboration is posted here. Based in New York City, Moody's weblog includes his critical writing, links and descriptions of works-in-progress - works which he describes as existing in the "lo-fi or abject end of the digital spectrum. . . made entirely with a humble pc and consumer printing equipment." Click here for Moody's humorous observations on the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

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