TOP TEN: Sky Hopinka’s highlights of 2021
ULYSSES JENKINS (ICA PHILADELPHIA; CURATED BY MEG ONLI AND ERIN CHRISTOVALE)
The work of Ulysses Jenkins was a revelation. Across the videos and performances featured in this career retrospective—among them Two-Zone Transfer, 1979, and Inconsequential Doggerel, 1981—one found a constellation of themes that remain relevant some fifty years on. With nimble curiosity, Jenkins confronts the hegemonies of race, gender, and the state, as in Without Your Interpretation, 1983, which critiques the white gaze via a collaborative performance featuring appearances by Maren Hassinger and Senga Nengudi, among others.
Co-organized with the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.