Culture/Context with LeRonn P. Brooks, Season 2, Ep. 2—Wangechi Mutu
In conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art,” Performa13, and Third Streaming, Clifford Owens will present “Five Days’ Worth,” a new performance art project for which he will create a unique performance each day for five consecutive days.
“Five Day’s Worth” will include the activation of objects and the staging of conflicts and resolutions. Much like his earlier interventions, Owens will create a series of photographs during the run of the performance.
Photo Credit: Whitney Browne
November 18 – November 22, 2013. Monday, November 18 2013
“In the Dark” November 18
“Waiting for David (Hammons)” November 19
“Letters from my Lovers” November 20
“Dad” November 2
“Come to Me” November 22
In conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art,” Performa13, and Third Streaming, Clifford Owens will present “Five Days’ Worth,” a new performance art project for which he will create a unique performance each day for five consecutive days; November 18 – November 22, 2013. Monday, November 18 2013, 8:00PM-10PM “In the Dark” Tuesday, November 19, 12:00AM-2:00AM “Waiting for David (Hammons)” (this event is not open to the public) Wednesday, November 20, 7:30PM-8:30PM “Letters from my Lovers” Thursday, November 21, 7:30PM-8:30PM “Dad” Friday, November 22, 7:30PM-9:30PM “Come to Me”
Clifford Owens’ art has appeared in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His solo exhibitions include, “Anthology: Clifford Owens” Museum of Modern Art PS1 (2011-2012) and “Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2011); his group exhibitions include, “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” Contemporary Arts Museum (2012), “Deliverance” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2012), “Greater New York 2005” Museum of Modern Art PS1 (2005), and “Freestyle” The Studio Museum in Harlem” (2001).
He studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mason Gross School of Visual Arts Rutgers University, and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He was an artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem and he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Clifford has received many grants and fellowships including the William H. Johnson Prize, Art Matters Grant, a Louis Tiffany Comfort Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Community Trust, the Lambent Foundation, and the Rutgers University Ralph Bunche Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. Publications, reviews, and interviews about his work include the New York Times, Art +Auction, Village Voice, Art in America, The New Yorker, BOMB, The Wall Street Journal, Greater New York 2005, Performa: New Visual Art Performance, and Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education. He has written about contemporary performance art for numerous exhibition catalogues and for the New York Times.
He has lectured widely about his work and he has held visiting artist faculty positions at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Yale University, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Clifford’s recent project, Anthology, was the subject of a solo exhibition at MoMA PS1 and his first book Clifford Owens: Anthology.
He currently is working on a commission from Cornerhouse in Manchester, England in anticipation of his first European solo exhibition in 2014; and “Seminar,” a project about the pedagogy of performance art at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York.
Clifford was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1971, and he lives and works in New York City.