The latest installment in Morehshin Allahyari's ongoing series, She Who Sees the Unknown, is a hypertext narrative titled The Laughing Snake. Like other works in the series, Allahyari draws inspiration from and refigures powerful, monstrous female characters from Middle Eastern mythologies to reflect on contemporary issues. The Whitney Museum of American Art, whose website hosts the project, writes:
Upfor this Saturday, June 30 at 1:00 pm
Stephanie Snyder, the John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College, joins exhibiting artist Julie Green in conversation. The discussion will focus on Green's recent paintings in her solo exhibition Food, Fashion, and Capital Punishment and their relationship to Green's practice at large.
Following the talk, Picnic Brownies Make Life Easy becomes available for purchase. A limited edition facsimile of Green's personal cookbook, it includes functional recipes, notes, sketches and images collected in an antique ledger. Its creation was funded by the Oregon Arts Commission and Ford Family Foundation.
Julie Green's Food, Fashion and Capital Punishment remains on view through July 28, 2018. Join the artist for the First Thursday art walk on July 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Plastic Entanglements, which includes work by Morehshin Allahyari from her Material Speculation: ISIS series, is in its final days at Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State. But mark your calendars: it’s traveling to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon later this year, opening September 22, 2018.
Images courtesy the Palmer Museum of Art.
Julie Green embeds narrative details, easily missed in a cursory look, in or near the borders of each painting. Each also has content not readily visible in the gallery setting: on the front, elements in glow in the dark paint; on the back, facsimiles of women's fingerprints. Once charged in daylight, the glow-in-the-dark paint shines all night long.Read More
Morehsin Allahyari discusses two major projects for National Geographic's Genius, Material Speculation: ISIS and She Who Sees the Unknown. Material Speculation works have exhibited internationally at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, France; Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Germany and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australia. Upfor recently presented the first three from a planned series of twelve She Who Sees figures at the Armory Show in New York.