Monday, January 2, 2017

ATLANTA: Still Raising Hell

Still Raising Hell: The Art, Activism, and Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch
September 15, 2016 - May 29, 2017

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA

1 comment:

  1. Juanita and I drove up from DC and spent New Year's weekend with Jim and Camille. We had great meals, including the sweet potato pie that I baked for them. We drove them up to Harlem to meet with many of the artists and collectors that they haven't seen in years. We all had a great time reconnecting with the very fabulous and influential New York art scene that we miss so much.

    Juanita and I also sit on the Board of Directors of the Billops-Hatch Archives at Emory University, and can attest to quality of board governance (with whom we are proud to be associated), committed staff at The Rose Library at Emory, and the superlative care in which the Hatch-Billops Archives collection is entrusted. The exhibition referenced in this Black Artist News post is well worth your visit. This exhibition closely examines the influence of Jim and Camille both separately and corporately through the scholarly repository that is the Archives, and through the annual journal that they produced for 30 years through Artist and Influence.

    The curators and developers of the exhibition present a walk-through of the 2nd half of the 20th century and into the 21st as seen through the eyes of those practitioners of the arts, culture, and the humanities in Afro-Americana. A great investment of intellectual and curatorial capital went into this exhibition and heralding of the lives of Jim and Camille, and I commend to you your visit to the Rose Library at Emory to witness the prowess of these two people, and the team that delivered Jim and Camille to us through this major tribute to the "Artists and their Influence".

    Mel Hardy