The DART Board: 02.18.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday February 18, 2021


February 12-May 8, 2021: Border Cantos | Sonic Border 
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Border Cantos | Sonic Borders is a collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach (born in Los Angeles, 1949) and sculptor and composer Guillermo Galindo (born in Mexico City, 1960) that addresses the humanitarian situation at the wall between the US and Mexico. Above: Richard Misrach. Wall, Jacumba, California (El muro, Jacumba, California), 2009. Courtesy of the artist.

Misrach and Galindo began collaborating in 2011, after both artists had created bodies of work inspired by the Mexican-American border region and its human impact. Presented in English and Spanish, Border Cantos offers perspective on the challenges of migration, inviting us to bridge boundaries.

Misrach’s large-scale photographs beautifully capture the various types of landscapes, textures, and experiences found across the almost 2,000-mile dividing line, including the existing wall. By showing moments of disruption on the land, they also introduce a complicated look at policing the boundary. Guillermo Galindo’s installation, Sonic Border, is an original score for eight instruments, using discarded objects found and collected near the wall or in remote open areas. Listen to Galindo playing his sound sculptures.

Presented in English and Spanish, Border Cantos offers perspective on the challenges of migration, inviting us to bridge boundaries. #BorderCantos #HRMBorderCantos

Organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Generous support provided by Art Bridges.Museum Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm. Advanced reservations encouraged.

Left: Guillermo Galindo. Wall Vibraphone (Tortillafono), 2014. Cut and soldered iron, and metal strings. Art Bridges. Photo: Courtesy of the artist, photo by Richard Misrach.


 Wednesday, February 17, 2:00-7:00 pm, live: Mariette Pathy Allen | Transformations, Above


Feb 17 - May 2, 2021: Black Artist Fund x Fotografiska New York | Tracking Down Intimacy

Fotografiska New York and the Black Artist Fund (BAF) have partnered to showcase the talent of emerging Black artists and to kick off the partnership, Fotografiska New York and BAF present Tracking Down Intimacy. This installation featuring select images from three 2020 BAF grantees, photographers Chanell Stone, Edward Cushenberry, and Kendall Bessent. The installation explores loss, closeness, tenderness, and power during a time when intimacy is on hold for many. Info RightNadine & Sasha © Kendall Bessent, 2020


Thursday, February 18th, 6:00-7:30 pm

Parent Traps and Tarnished AngelsAn online discussion of Angela Dufresne’s new paintings currently on view at Yossi Milo Gallery, with Charles Bernstein, Nayland Blake and Angela Dufresne—organized and Moderated by Melissa Ragona, via Zoom and YouTube. Info 

The discussion covers Angela Dufresne's current exhibition, Long and Short Shots, which features the artist’s mural-sized “long shots” and large-scale "close-up" portraits. The exhibition, on view at the gallery through Saturday, March 13, may be previewed here. Please register here.


Thursday, February 18th, 4-8PM: L.E.S. GALLERY EVENING
Fifty-eight Lower East Side galleries extend their hours for live enjoyment of art on view. Advance appointments are encouraged but not required at most, all of which employ safety requirements for contactless viewing. 
See the interactive gallery map here 


Above: Installation view of Parent Traps and Tarnished AngelsAn online discussion of Angela Dufresne’s courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery Viewing Room 

Wednesday, February 24 from 7:00-8:00pm: Celebrating Milton Glaser

The Cooper Union will honor beloved SVA icon Milton Glaser who passed away last summer. This tribute event, hosted on Cooper Union's YouTube channel, features fellow SVA leaders and design experts Gail Anderson, Steve Heller and Seymour Chwast with special guests in a panel discussion celebrating Glaser's legacy. 

Milton’s legacy will be celebrated by a panel of designers who will gather online on Wednesday, February 24thGail AndersonWalter BernardSeymour ChwastStephen DoyleSteven HellerMirko Ilic, Jonathan KeyEllen LuptonReynold RuffinsZipeng Zhu This event is being hosted by Type at Cooper/The Cooper Union School of Art, and sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, whose logo Milton designed. Register  For more info, head here. For my recent feature on Milton in DART, head here



Feb 25 – 28, 2021 online: Printed Matter's 2021 Virtual Art Book Fair [PMVABF]

In one week, PMVABF kicks off with an Opening event featuring, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, SAMMUS, and Melting Point presenting Deli GirlsTotal FreedomHatechildMister VacationDani RevO.D. MongrelF00d C0rpsNullobite, visuals by VVXXII, protest photography by Andrew J Hallinan, and lighting design by Jeffrey Strausser, produced at H0l0, the premiere of the Fair’s theme song by RE/Search Publications's V. Vale and Marian Wallace, performance from Macy Rodman, and a LIVE worldwide gathering and drawing activity in honor of Jason Polan. Above: Video still from studio visit with PMVABF exhibitor Bad Student (Marikina City, Philippines).

In addition, the 2021 iteration of PMVABF brings together 18 titles representing the breadth of  Pace Publishing, including a selection of rare and vintage books being made available for sale exclusively on the occasion of the fair. Info For over six decades, Printed Matter has been publishing books in collaboration with and in support of Pace Gallery. Over 500 titles have been created under Pace Publishing, with an enduring focus on original scholarship and innovative design, underpinned by a rigorous and creative approach. This presentation will spotlight three most recent titles from Pace, focused on Arlene Shechet, Sam Gilliam, and Jo Baer. Instagram Shop.

 Monday, February 22, 12:30–2:30 PM ET: Dusting Latin Type History #1 | On the Origin of Bold and Fat Faces

A free, public lecture that aims to reassess the role of English founders in the development of bold and fat types during the early decades of the nineteenth century. Many little-known documents and examples will be shown perhaps making a few worn-out ideas and narratives obsolete. InfoR

Sébastien Morlighem is a teacher and researcher at the École supérieure d’art et de design d’Amiens (FR). A founder of the Bibliothèque typographique for Ypsilon Éditeur, he has coauthored several books & written many articles. He has also curated several conferences and exhibitions on graphic design, typography, and type design. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Reading (UK).



Monday, March 1st: Eleanor of Illinois. 21st Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

This live-action film, starring Broadway legend Judy Kuhn, is directed by subscriber Danielle Durschlag. Chicago's most powerful Jewish doyenne channels Katharine Hepburn to punish her adult child's insolence, and win back their loyalty, in this experimental short film. 7 min. Tickets


Continuing: Sculptors Alliance [SA] Virtual Exhibitions

The current Open Call for Upcycling Detrius invites artists from around the world to present their work made with materials that would have been discarded otherwise. This exhibition will focus on upcycling as the method and source for creating artwork with the highest and finest standards. The power of art in shaping cultures derives from the intense engagement of its creators with matter. Sculptors Alliance is honored to be Vernita Nemec’s ally in presenting the 20th iteration of Art From Detrius. Deadline: February 28. Apply

Vernita Nemec is an artist and curator who serves as Director of Viridian Arts. She is the former Executive Director of Artists Talk on Art, and the creator of Art from Detrius [AFD], producing the first AFD exhibition in Portland, OR, in 1993. AFD programs have received support from the Puffin Foundation, the Kaufmann Foundation and the National Recycling Coalition, among others. Disclaimer: Peggy Roalf is a Director, Officer and Teaching Artist for Sculptors AllianceInfo @sculptors.alliance



Note from the Home Office
AP37 Call For Entries – With Reduced Fees – Closes Friday, February 19th! American Photography 37 | Still / Here. Enter 
Jury Chair: Arem Duplessis, Group Creative Director, Apple Inc.