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posted by CAA — Jul 22, 2016

Leisa Rundquist reviews the exhibition and catalogue for When the Curtain Never Comes Down: Performance Art and the Alter Ego. Curated by Valérie Rousseau for the American Folk Art Museum, the exhibition successfully opens up “new discussions on objects and related performative actions of artists referred to as ‘self-taught’ and ‘art brut.’” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Marcela Guerrero examines the catalogue for Nancy Hoffman’s exhibition Who More Sci-Fi Than Us? Contemporary Art from the Caribbean. Four region-based essays and an interview “examine the complexity of Caribbean art through the metaphor of science fiction,” though a lack of “intra-island links” leaves readers “somewhat empty handed.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

Mia L. Bagneris takes a look at the monograph Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The book includes contributions by Jennifer Higgie, Donatien Grau, and Naomi Beckwith, but the abundance of illustrations of the painter Yiadom-Boakye’s “compelling, portrait-style pictures of black figures” makes it a “celebration of the artist’s oeuvre rather than a critical engagement with it.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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