Genius / 21 Century / Seattle
Edited by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker
This catalogue is published by the Frye Art Museum as an archive of the exhibition Genius / 21 Century / Seattle (September 26, 2015–January 10, 2016). An unprecedented, large-scale celebration of exceptional multidisciplinary and collaborative artistic practice in Seattle in the twenty-first century, the exhibition featured over sixty-five visual artists, filmmakers, writers, theater artists, composers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, and arts organizations. The catalogue documents the installations, sculptural, and filmic works featured in the exhibition, and contains dynamic photographs of the more than forty events that took place over the course of the exhibition—including live music, dance, and theater performances; literary readings; video screenings; public forums; and rehearsals. Essays by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and Erika Dalya Massaquoi, co-curators of the exhibition, reveal the multitude of perspectives shaping artistic practice in Seattle and the global community, while authors Courtney Sheehan and Jennifer Zeyl provide an in-depth view into the city’s film and theater communities. The artists invited to participate in the exhibition are all recipients of Seattle alternative weekly newspaper The Stranger’s Genius Award, selected by leading arts writers and the local artistic community. This catalogue collects each original article published by The Stranger on the occasion of the artist receiving the Genius Award. The catalogue Genius / 21 Century / Seattle brings deeper insight to the themes explored by the exhibition and provides a lasting record of this experimental project.
300 pages, 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.
Color illustrations throughout