The DART Board: 02.23.2022

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday February 23, 2022


Continuing through April 2: The New Bend at Hauser & Wirth

Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ brings together 12 contemporary artists working in the raced, classed, and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice – Anthony Akinbola, Eddie R. Aparicio, Dawn Williams Boyd, Diedrick Brackens, Tuesday Smillie, Tomashi Jackson, Genesis Jerez, Basil Kincaid, Eric N. Mack, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Qualeasha Wood, and Zadie Xa.

Their unique visual vernacular exists in tender dialogue with, and in homage to, the contributions of the Gee’s Bend Alabama quilters – Black American women in collective cooperation and creative economic production – and their enduring legacy as a radical meeting place, a prompt, and as intergenerational inspiration. This exhibition acknowledges the work of Gee’s Bend quilters such as Sarah Benning (b. 1933), Missouri Pettway (1902-1981), Lizzie Major (1922-2011), Sally Bennett Jones (1944-1988), Mary Lee Bendolph (b.1935), and so many more, as central to expanded histories of abstraction and modernism.

Hauser & Wirth, 542 West 22nd Street, NY, NY  Info


February 23, 7–8:30 pm: Dignity in a Digital Age | Congressman Ro Khanna with the New York Times' Kara Swishern at The Great Hall

How can we guarantee greater equity in access to technology? Why do we need an internet Bill of Rights? Congressman Ro Khanna and New York Times' Kara Swisher discuss this and more in a conversation about America’s digital divide and how democratizing access to tech can strengthen every sector of economy and culture in a free, public program around the release of Congressman Khanna’s new book, Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of UsInfo

The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues Register


Opening February 24, 6-8 pm: Troy Montes Michie | Dishwater Holds No Images at Company Gallery

In his solo show Dishwater Holds No Images, Troy Montes Michie builds on his interventionist collage practice with a series of work that weaves in the subcultural figure of ‘La Pachuca.’ This body of work is a development of the artist’s investigation into the ‘zoot suit’ -- a countercultural fashion statement from the 1930s that can be traced to swing musician Cab Calloway and the jazz scenes of Harlem, but was adopted by Chicanos and even sampled by the Japanese Americans incarcerated in U.S. internment camps of the 1940s. In a marked turn to the feminine, Montes Michie locates the subversive expression against gender norms in the zoot suit’s characteristically draped and oversized quality among the era’s working class Mexican-American women styled with bouffant hairstyles and dark lipstick.

Company Gallery, 145 Elizabeth Street, NY, NY Info


Opening February 24, 6-8 pm: Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop at Cincinnati Art Museun

Working Together is the first major museum exhibition about the Kamoinge Workshop, a groundbreaking African American photographers’ collective founded in New York City in 1963. The founders chose the name Kamoinge—meaning “a group of people acting and working together” in the Gikuyu language of Kenya—to reflect their shared dedication to community, collective action, and a global outlook.

As the Civil Rights era and the Black Arts Movement developed around them, Kamoinge members met to share work and engage in conversation about their artistic goals and the meaning of their endeavor as a group—including youth mentorship and the creation of exhibition spaces and publication platforms for Black photographersThey sought mentorship from elders like the photographer Roy DeCarava and opened avenues for a subsequent generation of Black artists. Above: Anthony Barboza (American, born 1944), Kamoinge Photographers Group, 1973, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2019.249 © Anthony Barboza

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Avenue, Cincinnati, OH Info



Opening February 25, 6-8 pm: Resilience and Uncertainty at The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC

This just in from subscriber Mildor Chevalier: Made possible by a Curatorial Grant from The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Resilience and Uncertainty brings together the work of six contemporary artists from DC and NYC whose work shows us how essential art can be in overcoming adversity and difficult times. Working in printmaking, textiles, photography, ceramic installation and painting, their work addresses notions of reslilience and uncertainty, both in the Caribbean and the United States.

Save the date: On Friday, March 4, from 5 to 7, curator Julio Valdez will lead a tour of the exhibition with artists Felix Angel, Donimie Naash, Eric Finzi, Patricia Encarnacion, Mildor Chevalier, and Ezequiel Taveras.

Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm at 200 I [Eye] Street. Washington, DC Info




February 24, 7:00 p.m. EST | The Narrative Arc of Latinx Photography, Zoom

Join Aperture and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art for the final event in a series of online public programs that accompany the winter issue of Aperture magazine, “Latinx,” where photographers, historians, and writers reflect on imagery that celebrates the dynamic visions of Latinx people across the United States. 

In a conversation introduced by Pilar Tompkins Rivas (guest editor of the “Latinx” issue of Aperture, and chief curator and deputy director of curatorial and collections at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles) and moderated by professor and writer Jesse Alemán, artists Sofía Córdova,  Ken Gonzales-Day, and Perla de León reflect on the importance of narrative art, storytelling, and the role archives play in documenting forgotten histories. Register



February 28, panel discussion, 6:30–7:30pm: On Faith | Harlem, Zoom
Artist, author, educator, and organizer, Faith Ringgold is one of the most influential cultural figures of her generation, with a career linking the multi-disciplinary practices of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today. For sixty years, Ringgold has drawn from both personal autobiography and collective histories both to document her life as an artist and mother and to amplify struggles for social justice and equity. 

This panel’s title, On Faith: Harlem, points both toward Faith’s enduring impact as well as the importance of Harlem, and particular values, in her work. Moderated by exhibition co-curator Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum, panelists will include leading scholars, artists, and directors to consider Faith’s creative practice and vision in relation with Harlem. Panelists include: writer and historian SharifaRhodes Pitts, Rob Fields, Director, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, artist Nari Ward, and Sandra Jackson Dumont, Director and CEO, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

On Faith: Harlem is presented in conjunction with the opening of "Faith Ringgold: American People" at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the most comprehensive exhibition to date of this groundbreaking artist’s vision. The accompanying, fully-illustrated exhibition catalogue, co-published with Phaidon, focuses on all aspects of Ringgold’s career.

This panel is co-presented by the New Museum and The Cooper Union, with support from Phaidon Press Register


March 1, 5:30 EST: Ask the Curator |Luba Lukova on Designing Justice, Zoom

Join this virtual conversation with internationally renowned artist and curator of the exhibition Designing Justice, Luba Lukova. Through this discussion, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with the artist and ask questions about Designing Justic eand Lukova’s work.  The power of art is the power to transform. Through her images, Lukova inspires guests to be a force for good in the world.

Moderated by Jacqueline P. Hudson, PhD. Register