In consideration of the urgency to make sense of the unstable and dangerous times we are living through and against, the Roving Buffalo contemplates the capacity of art to clarify vision and recollect our mission as artists.
“The power of art is unlimited, it is absolutely unlimited and transcendent. Because it can do what no institution, no structure can do. It’s purpose is to go beyond structure, to question institutions, to change them . Thats what it does and thats what defines what an artwork is. So the power of artwork is unlimited for social change.”
Artist: Adam Pendleton – Black Lives Matter, Belgian Pavillion, 56th Venice Beinnale, 2015
Artist: David Hammonds, Untitled, 2014, mixed media on canvas and blue tarpaulin, 137″ x 123
Artist: Pervis Young, Untitled, 1992, Private Collection
Artist: Mel Edwards, Botanical (1990—93) Welded steel 18h x 12.3w x 9d in
Artist: Adrian Piper, “My Calling Card #1” (1986-90)
Artist: William Pope.L, “Eating the Wall Street Journal,” 2000. Performance
Artist: Lorraine O Grady, Misegenated Family Album (Sisters IV), L: Devonia’s sister, Lorraine; R: Nefertiti’s sister, Muntnedjmet (1980/1994) cibachrome prints, Alexander Grey Gallery
I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.