Rodney Ewing's solo exhibition Longitude + Latitude, is on view at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, through June 23, 2019. Presented as part of the MoAD Emerging Arts Program, the body of work explores the geographic and mnemonic landscapes of historical and social events that have impacted the African/African American Diaspora. The series was developed over the past two years during two residencies: last year at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside CA, and this year at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. Through August, Ewing also will be an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts this summer, culminating with a site-specific exhibition, The Devil Finds Work—the title taken from the a group of essays by James Baldwin on identity and racism in the American movie industry, documenting how the Black Body has had to navigate physical, social, and psychological spaces in America.
BAHAR BEHBAHANI RECEIVES
2019 CREATIVE CAPITAL AWARD
WIth support from Creative Capital, Behanhani's project Ispahan Flowers Only Once, is comprised of a long-format video and building a community garden in the city of New York. The video explores the artist’s personal relationship with American scholar, Donald Wilber, and his duality as a historic expert in Persian gardens and a spy who secretly orchestrated the 1953 CIA coup in Iran. The community garden, inspired by Persian garden design, philosophy, plants, and flora will bring people together to take part and re-activate the history by gathering and gardening through conversations, screenings, readings, and performances around politics and poetics of the garden.