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Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art chronicles the persistence of black performance in the field of visual arts.  While black performance has been largely contextualized as an exten sion of theater\, black visual artists have integrated performance into the ir work for over five decades\, generating a repository of performance work that has gone largely unrecognized until now.  Radical Presence p rovides a critical framework to discuss the history of black performance tr aditions within the visual arts beginning with the “happenings” of the earl y 1960s\, throughout the 1980s\, and into the contemporary practices of a n ew generation of artists.

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Radical Presence will feature vi deo and photo documentation of performances\, performance installations and relics\, as well as ephemera related to the featured performance works.

DTEND:20130215 DTSTAMP:20140714T140624 DTSTART:20121117 GEO:29.726257;-95.391068 LOCATION:Contemporary Arts Museum Houston\,5216 Montrose Boulevard \nHousto n\, TX 77006 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art\, Derrick A dams\, Terry Adkins\, Papo Colo\, Jean-Ulrick Désert\, Theaster Gates\, Mar en Hassinger\, Wayne Hodge\, Satch Hoyt\, Girl [Chitra Ganesh + Simone Leig h]\, Shaun El C. Leonardo\, Kalup Linzy\, Dave McKenzie\, Jayson Musson\, S enga Nengudi\, Clifford Owens\, Lorraine O’Grady\, Benjamin Patterson\, Ada m Pendleton\, Adrian Piper\, William Pope.L\, Rammellzee\, Sur Rodney (Sur) \, Dread Scott\, Xaviera Simmons\, Danny Tisdale\, Carrie Mae Weems UID:242181 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121116T210000 DTSTAMP:20140714T140625 DTSTART:20121116T190000 GEO:29.726257;-95.391068 LOCATION:Contemporary Arts Museum Houston\,5216 Montrose Boulevard \nHousto n\, TX 77006 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art\, Derrick A dams\, Terry Adkins\, Papo Colo\, Jean-Ulrick Désert\, Theaster Gates\, Mar en Hassinger\, Wayne Hodge\, Satch Hoyt\, Girl [Chitra Ganesh + Simone Leig h]\, Shaun El C. Leonardo\, Kalup Linzy\, Dave McKenzie\, Jayson Musson\, S enga Nengudi\, Clifford Owens\, Lorraine O’Grady\, Benjamin Patterson\, Ada m Pendleton\, Adrian Piper\, William Pope.L\, Rammellzee\, Sur Rodney (Sur) \, Dread Scott\, Xaviera Simmons\, Danny Tisdale\, Carrie Mae Weems UID:242182 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR