Art Bets: Black Mountain Invasion

“John Cage in his studio,” 1977, by Rhoda Nathans. Courtesy John Cage Trust

a href=”” medley of art, dance, music and color theory stemming from the philosophical endeavors of ‘50s-era Black Mountain College is coming to Asheville. The first week of October will host multiple exhibitions, public performances and installations, and a three-day conference hosted and organized by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC-Asheville. John Cage: A Circle of Influences will open Friday, Sept. 30, at the BMCM + AC. Curator Alice Sebrell has selected and assembled several of Cage’s paintings, drawings and musical scores with photographs and videos of the former BMC instructor at work. The show accompanies a topical exhibition at UNCA’s Highsmith Gallery and the Re-Viewing Black Mountain College 3 conference, which focuses on Cage’s role in the school and in modern composing.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Asheville Art Museum will open Homage2, an examination of Josef Albers’ impact on modern and contemporary color theory and practice. Homage2, though technically unaffiliated with BMCM + AC, will feature works by Albers’ colleague, Jack Tworkov as well as contemporary works by artists such as Donald Sultan and Sally Gall. Keep an eye out on Thursday, Oct. 6, for a video projection by Mark Koven, and a very public high-noon circus on the following Friday afternoon. and

About Kyle Sherard
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