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Sharon Hayes

Sharon Hayes

Sharon Hayes’s exhibition “In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You” presented the activist “speech acts” for which the Baltimore-born, Philadelphia-based artist is known. The focus of…

Sharon Hayes

From the speeches and protest songs of the 1960s to the people's mic made famous by the Occupy movement, the human voice has been an instrument essential to social change in contemporary American po…

The Reluctant Orator

I entered the Guggenheim Museum this past Saturday for New York-based Sharon Hayes' performance as the second half of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream," echoed through t

William Pope.L, Yard by Yard

By the late 1950s, the Abstract Expressionist painter Allan Kaprow (1927–2006) began to consider the ‘action’ component of Action Painting far more important than the painting part. In 1959, the paint