Solange Discussed The Power Of Performance Art For Her Stunning ‘Surface’ Magazine Cover Story

01.12.18 2 years ago

Andrew Zuckerman for Surface Magazine

Solange is the cover star of Surface magazine’s January/February 2018 “Spaces And Places” issue, describing the intersections between her music and performance art and her installations at various esteemed modern art museums. “Solange has recently begun to test the bounds of performance with site-specific happenings at art spaces like the Menil, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Chinati Foundation,” Surface editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey said in a statement. “It’s this authentic, high-impact, deeply personal engagement with art—and just as importantly, the spaces and places that show it—that continues to push Solange’s craft forward. Because of this, she was an easy and apt choice for the cover of the issue.”

Throughout the lengthy story, which was conducted by Antwaun Sargent in Solange’s recently-acquired New Orleans home, she goes in depth on her background in music, the thought process behind her various art projects like “An Ode To” at the Guggenheim Museum or the “Scales” at Marfa’s Chinati Foundation, and her place in the world as a politically-minded black artist. The full cover story is available here, but check out a few choice quotes below, along with some more images from the feature.

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