July 29, 2017

Placing Your Trust in the Black Male Body

Hyperallergic by Seph Rodney

In a performance at Fergus McCaffrey gallery, Clifford Owens used his body as an instrument to propel others not to fear, but to trust. Read More
July 20, 2017

REMAINS proves performance art still has a pulse

Performance is Alive by Ian Deleón

To use the word remains is to invoke in someone associations with death, decay, and possibly even dismemberment. Generally speaking it refers to the parts left behind, once some significant change in status has taken place. That change is usually framed in terms of a negative, destructive event but of course destruction can be a kind of creation as well. The word’s linguistic ties to remaining mean that it can also convey that which lives on, or that which stays put. Read More
July 5, 2017

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week


Opening: “Remains” at Fergus McCaffrey This group exhibition consists almost entirely of live performances. Taking its cues from the Gutai movement, the Japanese avant-garde from the 1950s that imploded the boundary between everyday life and art, “Remains” features artists who rely on performance as “a way of effecting change both materially and conceptually,” a news release notes. Artists in show include Hee Ran Lee, who will perform 50 Bulbs, a piece in which viewers hold a light bulb hanging from the ceiling and are instructed to throw it at the artist, Máiréad Delaney, Daniel Neumann, Clifford Owens, Nigel Rolfe, and Liping Ting. Fergus McCaffrey, 514 West 26th Street, 6–8 p.m. Read More