New Museum

 Lorraine O’Grady (American, born 1934). Rivers, First Draft: The Woman in Red starts painting the stove her own color , 1982/2015, digital chromogenic print from Kodachrome 35mm slides in 48 parts, 40 × 50 cm. Edition of 8 + 2 AP. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York. © Lorraine O’Grady/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Lorraine O’Grady. Rivers, First Draft: The Woman in Red starts painting the stove her own color, 1982/2015, digital print, 40 × 50 cm. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York. © Lorraine O’Grady/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Exhibitions are frequently deemed “overdue”, but perhaps nowhere is it as true as with the first retrospective of Lorraine O’Grady, the 81-year old trailblaizer of feminst performance art, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum last month. Isaac Jean-François on her expansive, celebratory work.  

 Carol Rama Appassionata (1940)

Carol Rama
Appassionata (1940)

By Iona Whittaker

Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, on Bob Flanagan’s Visiting Hours (1994)

 Martin Wong Attorney Street (Handball Court with Autobiographical Poem by Piñero), 1982–84 Oil on canvas

Martin Wong
Attorney Street (Handball Court with Autobiographical Poem by Piñero),
1982–84
Oil on canvas

Jennifer Krasinski gives us her highlights from New York.