Harvard art exhibits remind us James Baldwin was right. The time for change is now
The Boston Globe
James Baldwin said light was in the eyes. But we’re always rushing, phone in hand, too busy to see the humanity in strangers.
Sitting on a wooden bench in “Autumn (…Nothing Personal),” a public art installation by renowned artist Teresita Fernández and inspired by Baldwin’s words, there’s no escaping at the very least a glance at one another.
TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ ANSWERS OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT HER LATEST PUBLIC INSTALLATION
What makes this project stand out to you from other projects you’ve done? Autumn (…Nothing Personal) is a site-specific sculpture sited in Tercentenary Theatre on the Harvard campus. It consists of thousands of transparent plastic tubes covered in thin pinstripes of burnt orange and yellow hues. I’ve made other works that have that optical, glowing cinematic quality, but this one very deliberately employs the autumn light in both a conceptual and optical way.
Please Touch the Art
Harvard Political Review
An inquisitive child impulsively reaches toward a piece of artwork that has captured her imagination. Arms stretched out, she leans toward the gilded frame, anticipating touching the sinuous lines on the canvas created by the oil paints of an Impressionist artist. “Stop!” an anxious security guard shouts. The child turns away, as her hope of fully experiencing the art that has mesmerized her disappears. Met with commands of “Don’t touch the art!” from both the security guard and a parent surprised to find that their child has nearly gotten them removed from the museum, the child can only stare at the piece from a distance. Although she is free to admire the piece, she can neither fully interact with it nor fully immerse herself in it.
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Through work made in different styles and mediums, this group exhibition will explore the vast and multifaceted American landscape. Catherine Opie’s stark photos of Los Angeles strip malls will be displayed near Nari Ward’s neon signs sourced from Harlem storefronts and Teresita Fernández’s large charcoal maps, which suggest secret narratives and repressed stories. Works by Tim Rollins & K.O.S. use literature as a tool to investigate America’s fraught history.
Pérez Art Museum Miami honors Artist Teresita Fernández hosting Fourth Annual Art of the Party
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is hosting the fourth annual Art of the Party, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year honoring Teresita Fernández. The event is set to take place on March 17, 2018, and will be presented by Valentino.