Posts Tagged ‘John Cage’

A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s at the Block Museum of Art

The Pablo Casals mask used by Charlotte Moorman in the performance of Jim McWilliams’s C. Moorman in Drag, 1973. Courtesy of Charlotte Moorman Archive, Northwestern University Library.

The Juilliard-trained musician and performance artist Charlotte Moorman, the so-called topless cellist, never shied away from the spotlight. In addition, as a monographic exhibition at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art demonstrates, Moorman’s work as a cunning and forceful impresario contributed significantly to the international visibility of New York’s burgeoning avant-garde music scene beginning in the ’60s. A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte[…..]

#museumpractices: The Museum on My Mind, Part IV

Wall labels. Curatorial text. Titles (or un-titles, as the case may be). At what point do the words surrounding an artwork serve the work, and at what point do they disrupt it? This week #Hashtags wraps up Rob Mark’s “The Museum On My Mind,” a meditation on the role of museum commentary and what it means to “know” a piece of art. For refreshers, see[…..]

The Theme Exhibition of the 4th Guangzhou Triennial

We are thrilled to bring you a review of The Theme Exhibition of the 4th Guangzhou Triennial from our partner ArtSpy, a website based in Beijing, P.R.China that is committed to establishing a platform for global artistic information. This article was originally written for ArtSpy and has been translated exclusively for DailyServing. About the theme, as curator Jiang Jiehong said, “The Unseen is the main framework[…..]

#museumpractices: The Museum On My Mind, Part II

Wall labels. Curatorial text. Provenance. Titles (or un-titles, as the case may be). At what point do the words surrounding an artwork serve the work, and at what point do they disrupt it? In terms of the museum, specifically, when do explanatory labels benefit museum-goers, and when do they detract from an individual’s experience? This week, #Hashtags features Part II of The Museum On My[…..]

#museumpractices: The Museum on My Mind, Part I

John Cage, HV2 25B, 1992; one in a series of 25 aquatints; 12 x 14 inches; published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Courtesy of Crown Point Press.

#Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts. Today #Hashtags kicks off a new series on the institution of the museum, by writer Rob Marks. Stay tuned for Part II, and please send queries and/or ideas for future columns to hashtags@dailyserving.com. Part I: If the Walls Would Not Speak The museum is[…..]