Trending
MOST READ
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Best Happy Hour

Best Happy Hour

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
5 Awesome Ways to Survive on Ramen

5 Awesome Ways to Survive on Ramen

College Guide 2013: Nearly every college student has lived off of ramen noodles at one point or another. What a lot of them didn’t know was that the classic just-add-water... By Mary Caithn Scott 8/20/2013
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Arts & Culture

Radcliffe Bailey discusses memory, biennials, and home

Photo: Courtesy photo, License: N/A

Courtesy photo

Photo courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York


You mean the international circuit of biennials and residencies...
Right. It's a small circle. I am more interested in saying, "Hey, I can live here. I don't have to go move to be successful. I can be successful at home. That's been one of my biggest goals. It was by accident because I wanted to be close to my parents. As they get older, I want to be sure they are okay. And why compromise that? Rather than saying, I am compromising my practice, my practice is that.

You are really living wholly in the world..
Tryin' to [laughter]. I probably won't be seen as that, but I am trying my best to do that.

You have travelled to Africa. How were you received?
I think being an African American is sometimes respected, or understood, from a distance by way of the things that African Americans have done. Africans know that by way of the media. But then for them to see themselves within us — you're not sure actually how they see you. Do they see you just through the media, or do they see that connection between the way language is spoken creatively; thinkers, the whole nine. I am curious about that — a lot.

Recently in Arts & Culture
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus