The River

14 06 2010

Maren Hassinger writes of “The River” that, “The installation conforms to the limits of the space. The installation consists of debris that might be washed ashore during a flood.”

A reviewer described Hassinger’s installation at School 33 Art Center: “The first floor’s ceiling is covered with a thicket of branches and plastic bags and a great beard of dirty, knotted newspaper cascading down like a waterfall of trash, as if the viewer is some mud-dwelling croaker looking up from the bottom of a polluted river. That’s fitting, considering artist Maren Hassinger uses the metaphor of a flowing river sweeping debris downstream to illustrate how trouble travels through families. Her installation, titled simply ‘The River,’ includes a projected video of Hassinger’s interview with a long-lost uncle who unskeins their family’s tangled, incestuous genealogy: Hassinger’s troubled grandmother was the offspring of a white woman and her nephew, the son of her father’s Cherokee mistress.”

See Violet Glaze, “The River, New Work, Ex Libris: Rethinking the Library,” Baltimore City Paper (July 27, 2005).

Artist: Maren Hassinger Current repository:
Location:  School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland Source: Maren Hassinger
Title: The River Rights:
Medium:35mm slide Comments: “The River” is an installation made with tree branches, plastic bags, and old newspapers, with a ten-minute video projection.
Dimensions: Date: June 4-30, 2005
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Women’s Work

23 04 2010

Maren Hassinger first performed Women’s Work in conjunction with her collaborative performance with Senga Nengudi, Side by Side, at “Les soirées nomades: Nuits Noires,” at the Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France, in April 2006.  Hassinger explains, “‘Women’s Work’ was my individual creation. Senga had an individual creation and then we made an extended piece together [Side by Side] which involved a video review of our work together over the years and a gift giving segment involving the Paris audience.”

Hassinger adds, “In 2009 the ‘Women’s Work’ piece was reprised during an evening of performance organized by Ulysses Jenkins called ‘Quiet as Kept’ at the California African American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles.  This evening was in honor of my receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus [for Art] that year and to the many African American women artists of Los Angeles.  Many of them were present that night, including Senga.”


Artist: Maren Hassinger Current repository: Collection of Maren Hassinger
Location: Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

Source: Maren Hassingeri
Title:  Women’s Work Rights:
Medium: video Comments: Performed in conjunction with Hassinger’s collaborative performance with Senga Nengudi, Side by Side, at “Les soirées nomades: Nuits Noires.”

Dimensions: Date: April 2006




Side by Side

8 12 2009

Summary: A collaboration between Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger, this video premiered in  April of 2006 at “Les soirées nomades: Nuits Noires,” at the Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France.

Of this video Nengudi writes: “This is a compilation of performances done by Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger in collaboration and separately from the late 1970s to 2006.  It includes ‘Kiss me’ from our Alive Performance. ”

See also:

“Maren and Me” – A 2009 statement by Senga Nengudi on her collaboration with Maren Hassinger.

Manifesto” – A statement written by Maren Hassinger in 2006 on the occasion of her collaboration with Senga Nengudi on Side by Side.

Women’s Work – A performance by Maren Hassinger, presented at the Fondation Cartier in conjunction with Side by Side.

Artist: Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger Current repository:
Location: Source: Senga Nengudi
Title:  Side by Side Rights:
Medium: Video Comments: Presented as part of “Les soirées nomades: Nuits Noires,” Fondation Cartier por l’art contemporain, Paris, France.
Dimensions: Date: 2006




Future Projects & Exhibits

29 11 2009

Future projects

Artist: Senga Nengudy Current repository: AAPAA
Location: Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: Future Projects & Exhibits Rights:
Medium: Ink on paper Comments: Document detailing artistic, academic, and exhibition intentions.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 Date: 2008




“Shopping Bag Spirits and Freeway Fetishes: Reflections on Ritual Space” 1979

23 11 2009

Used with permission.

Used with permission.

Artist: Barbara McCullough, director Current repository:
Location: Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: Shopping Bag Spirits and Freeway Fetishes: Reflection on Ritual Space Rights:
Medium: Video transferred to MP4 Comments: A film by Barbara McCullough on ritual and art.  Features interviews with David Hammons, Houston Conwill, Kinshasha Conwill, Kenneth Severin, K. Curtis Lyle, Kamau Daa’ood, Betye Saar, and Senga Nengudi.  Also includes film of Senga Nengudi’s 1978 performance, Ceremony for Freeway Fets, a collaboration with David Hammons and Maren Hassinger.
Dimensions: Date: 1979




“Blind Dates” Collaboration (Part #1), 1982.

23 11 2009

Used with permission

1982. White Dog. New York, NY. Presented by Just Above Midtown Gallery. Sponsored by New York State Council and the NEA. Collaboration conceived and carried out by Blondell Cummings, Senga Nengudi, and Yasuno Tone.

Artist: Senga Nengudi, Blondell Cummings and Yasuno Tone Current repository: Collection of the Artist (Nengudi)
Location: Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: “Blind Dates” Collaboration (Part #1) Rights:
Medium: Video tranferred to MP4 Comments: 982. White Dog. New York, NY. Presented by Just Above Midtown Gallery. Sponsored by New York State Council and the NEA. Collaboration conceived and carried out by Blondell Cummings, Senga Nengudi, and Yasuno Tone.
Dimensions: Date: 1982