Guggenheim Foundation Names 2019 Fellows
April 11, 2019
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced that it will award fellowships to 168 scholars, fellowships to a diverse group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers, including Dara Friedman, Dora Budor, Colin Gee, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Jane Hammond, Guadalupe Maravilla, Catherine Opie, and Aki Sasamoto.
Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the fellows were chosen from a pool of almost three thousand applicants. They hail from twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces and represent forty-nine scholarly disciplines and artistic fields and seventy-five different academic institutions.
15 More Globetrotting Art-World Figures Tell Us About the Best Shows They Saw in 2018: Mary Corse and Dara Friedman
19 December, 2018
In the second of our three-part series (don’t forget to check out part one), a new batch of culturally conscious, world-travelling curators, dealers, scholars, and institutional directors tell us about the best shows and works of art they saw this year, including Mary Corse at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Dara Friedman at PAMM.
Dara Friedman: Filming Native American Performance Through a Decolonized Lens
May 10, 2018
“Mother Drum” is organized into three sections, presented in a continuous loop with no discernible beginning or end. The transitions between sections are sometimes seamless, with overlapping melodies or superimposed footage projected across a long screen. Other interludes are more abrupt, with fields of color or sudden breaks in the soundtrack.
Dara Friedman: An Urban Oasis Hides Ancient Mysteries in Bustling Downtown Miami
Hidden between the high-rises, the traffic jams, the signs promoting Miami’s Brickell neighborhood as though it’s a lifestyle — between all this energy-draining commotion — there’s an almost-secret, nourishing, and quiet space. The “Well of Ancient Mysteries” is a small spring in a bed of limestone. You have to kneel on the craggy, coral-encrusted rock to reach it. Scoop the water into your palms and it hits your tongue with a bright, bursting alacrity: cold, mineral-y, fresh. It tastes clean.
Dara Friedman screening of "Ishmael and the Well of Ancient Mysteries" at Perez Art Museum Miami
In conjunction with the exhibition Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger, PAMM presents a special screening of Friedman's short film Ishmael and the Well of Ancient Mysteries (2014), which will be shown continuously throughout the day in the museum's auditorium.
Dara Friedman at the Aspen Art Museum
December 15, 2017-May 13, 2018
Dara Friedman’s three-channel video installation Mother Drum(2016) is projected onto a single wall in Gallery 5 in a continuous loop that interweaves footage of individual dancers, groups of drummers, and animals.
Dara Friedman: From the stage to the screen
The Art Newspaper
December 9, 2017
The German-born, Miami-based artist Dara Friedman, whose first mid-career survey, Perfect Stranger, is on now at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (until 4 March), combines painstaking production methods with the raw heat of emotion in her works.
‘Existentialist in a Bikini’: Artist Dara Friedman on Her Ascendant Life and Work in Miami
December 6, 2017
December, 5 2017
Over the past decade, Dara Friedman has asked large casts of participants to respond to simple ideas or thoughts, eliciting, in turn, raw emotion and chance developments within controlled situations. On the occasion of her survey at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the artist talks about her newest work, Dichter (Poet), 2017, a four-channel video portraying sixteen people reciting their favorite poems.