ArtEdgeNYC honors Dr. Maya Angelou who was an activist, artist, poet, author, and national treasure. Dr. Angelou believed in giving and in her life she gave us many works which moved and encouraged people across the world. Her contribution to the writing sector and the arts is insurmountable. May we be comforted by her words, which were full of grace and strength.
Below is a video from the 1993 presidential inauguration of President Bill Clinton where she read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning”, only the second poet in history to be invited to speak at a presidential inauguration.
Erin Hylton. “New Museum of Contemporary Art” 2013
Erin Hylton. “Danielle Migliaccio and Felix Gonzalez-Torres” 2013
“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” at New Museum of Contemporary Art is a chance to have a flash into memory of a turning point in cultural and art history. Telling a part of the story of 1993, the exhibition includes well-known and lesser known art works that indicate a pivotal moment in the culture and history of the New York art scene. With subject matter such as the AIDS epidemic, punk rock, women’s rights and gun control, the exhibition provides insight into the integration between mainstream and underground culture that would shape the next decades in the art and culture scene. Many of the artists rose to fame during 1993, with names such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Glenn Ligon, Gary Simmons, Nari Ward and David Hammons becoming fixtures in the mainstream art world. Link to find out more information on the New Museum: http://www.newmuseum.org/
David Hammons. “In the Hood” 1993. Collection Connie and Jack Tilton, New York