Theodore A. Harris. Postcard from Conquest, 2008, collection of Beatrice Jauregui and Anand Rao.
Upcoming solo exhibition
POSTPONED until 2021 (due to the corona virus; originally scheduled for Fall 2020): Theodore A. Harris: Art As Social Praxis, dedicated to art historian David Craven; curated by Brian Winkenweder. (Exhibition catalogue)
Linfield College, Linfield Gallery, McMinnville, OR.
Our Flesh of Flames reissued
Our Flesh of Flames, by Amiri Baraka and Theodore A. Harris, is once again available. Purchase your copy from Moonstone Publishing, and check back here for readings and other events.
Online PAFA Pours talk, "The Visuality of Covering," Thursday, May 21, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Harris talks about one of his works in the PAFA collection, Vetoed Dreams (1995), in conversation with PAFA's Contemporary Curator, Jodi Throckmorton, and Curator of the John Rhoden Collection, Brittany Webb; and about ways people cover themselves, historical depictions of covering, and current makers. The conversation was recorded and can be played on PAFA's Youtube channel, here.
New Thesentür works by Theodore A. Harris are published, along with his essay, in "Thesentür Re-Imagines Marker & Resnais, 'Statues Also Die'" on the website, Chris Marker: Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory, June 20, 2020. In his introduction to Harris's work, Daniel L. Potter writes: "In the midst of the greatest civil uprising since the late 1960s ... it was extremely apropos to receive email correspondence from Mr. Theodore A. Harris regarding an art project in his Thesentür series, inspired by Marker’s, Resnais’ and Ghislain Cloquet’s 1953 film Les Statues meurent aussi. The potent critique of art imperialism and Africa has only become available for viewing recently...."
Writes Harris: "What gripped me was how the English and French text were translating each other [in closed captioning] against the animated images, of the looted, functional art from a stolen people, robbed blind by the bloodied-braille of an alien language."
Visit www.chrismarker.org for the essay and searing new artworks, as well as a link to the film on Youtube.
The Idea of the Avant Garde - And What It Means Today (Intellect Books, 2019, 434 pages), edited by Marc James Léger, includes an essay by Léger, "Austerity and Impunity, and a Few Words with Theodore A. Harris."
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