For our August update, we thought we’d share what some of the Mirror Mirrored contemporary artists have been up to (all kinds of fascinating things).
Several artists recently wrapped up some fantastic shows.
This summer Amy Cutler collaborated with musician Emily Wells and hair stylist Adriana Papaleo for her show Fossa in “a heady detour from—or amplification of—
[her] compulsively rendered two-dimensional works.” You can read more about it in ArtNews.
Wangechi Mutu did a performance at Pace Gallery of which she said “It wasn’t embellished, it was pure ritual. It frightens me to do performance in front of people, but that’s part of the beauty.”
And other artists have some amazing projects forthcoming.
On September 3, Joseph Keckler will perform with Dan Bartfield on violin and Mathew Marsh on piano at the Ancram Opera House in New York, with a voice which, as the New York Timesnoted, “Shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing… Major vocal talent.”
On September 30th in Atlanta, DJ Spooky will lead a “visual odyssey through the cosmos, driven by lush musical compositions, and inspired by complex themes of astronomy, engineering, biology, and psychology.” He is also executive producer of the recent project Pioneers of African-American Cinema, a new five-disc film collection that received a shoutout from the New York Times here.
From September 28 through November 5, Yinka Shonibare, MBE will have a solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery marking “a significant transition and a pivotal moment in the artist’s practice” where he “gives a personal insight into the complexities of identity, hybridity and colonial history.”
We look forward to sharing more Mirror Mirrored artists’ happenings next month, as there are many exciting events forthcoming.
Meanwhile, as the book continues to come together, we are delighted to share a handful of new page layouts completed over the past two months. We are now turning our attention to designing the last handful of stories (“Snow White,” “Red Riding Hood,” “Snow White-Rose Red,” and “The Story of the Youth who went Forth to Learn the Meaning of Fear”).
As always, thank you for your continued patience and support as we approach the finish line of this epic project. We are grateful to each and every one of you!
Best wishes and see you in September, -Corwin and Michelle