Author: Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud

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Portraits: Governor Ann Richards

2012 saw a slew of portraits of the late Governor Ann Richards in various media—film, print, on the stage. A lot of youngsters might have […]

Holland Taylor fixes her eyebrows as she prepares for a play that she wrote and stars in as the former Texas Gov. Ann Richards in San Antonio, Texas

Beyond Constructed Dialogues

Constructivism in Latin America provided fertile ground for a plethora of different movements, proposals and ideas from the 1930s onward as seen in Constructed Dialogues: […]

Cover of the 1958 issue of Escuela del Sur, Montevideo

Brochure for Those in Flight…Massa Lemu

Recent conversations on contemporary art are littered with language on the archive-as-artwork, mostly inspired by Derrida’s 1988 publication, Archive Fever.  Exhibitions continue to spring up […]

Brochure for Those in Flight…Massa Lemu

Texas Arts Resources: TALA

  Need a lawyer to look over a contract before you sign it? Are you planning on starting a nonprofit organization and need assistance with […]

Texas Arts Resources: TALA

From the Archives: William Pope.L in Houston

William Pope.L, Foraging (asphixia version), 2008, Digital C-Print   It was 2003 and “William Pope.L’s: eRacism was on view at Houston’s DiverseWorks as part of […]

From the Archives: William Pope.L in Houston

Remembering AfriCOBRA

Some say that Black History month no longer needs to be celebrated. The belief is that these marginalized histories can be framed beyond the margins […]

Remembering AfriCOBRA

Looking Back: Gee’s Bend Quilts

Randomly opening Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt, takes me to a page with an image of an asymmetrical quilt overflowing with indigo, magenta […]

Annie Mae Young, born 1928. Strips, corduroy, ca. 1975, 95 x 105 inches

Don’t Be Afraid of the Ants

Probably one of the most stirring moments in the art world in the past year was the removal of David Wojnarowicz’s video, “A Fire in […]

Don’t Be Afraid of the Ants

Bicho In Houston

Lygia Clark’s “Bicho (Máquina)” is one of many artworks listed on the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s online feature, “100 Highlights of the MFAH”. Framed […]

Lygia Clark, Bicho (Máquina), Anodized aluminum, 21 x 35 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches (variable), 1962

A List: On Curating the Contemporary

To address the conditions of curating contemporary art, one must address the temporality it inhabits. This was one of many currents in a recent lecture […]

A List: On Curating the Contemporary

The Shape of Sound

The role of sound, music, and noises in the visual arts world is a bit of a mystery to me and maybe for others. This […]

The Shape of Sound

Motherhood

How do you manage between being an artist, mother, and teacher? How do you maintain an balanced perspective? With absolute conviction I believe and practice […]

Motherhood