Episode No. 551 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday clips episode featuring artist Allison Janae Hamilton.
Allison Janae Hamilton is included in “A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration” at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. The exhibition, which was curated by Ryan N. Dennis and Jessica Bell Brown, features newly commissioned work from 12 Black artists that addresses the Great Migration. The Great Migration was the movement of more than six million Black Americans from the South to cities across the United States. The exhibition is in Jackson through September 11, when it will travel to Baltimore.
This program was taped on the occasion of Hamilton’s inclusion in “Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse,” which was organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and which is at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. through July 25.
Hamilton’s work investigates and reveals the South’s history and landscape and their influence on the American story across photographs, sculpture, video and installation. She has had solo exhibitions at Recess in New York, the Atlanta Contemporary and at MASS MoCA, and New York’s Times Square Arts and Creative Time have presented her work.
Clips from several of the Hamilton video installations discussed on this program are available on Hamilton’s Vimeo page, including:
- Wacissa (2019);
- Waters of a Lower Register (2020); and
- A Pale Horse (2021).
For more images, see Episode No. 509.
Air date: May 26, 2022.