Musings on the modern and contemporary visual culture of the African Diaspora.

BAHM | 2.7.18 | Isolde Brielmaier

BAHM | 2.7.18 | Isolde Brielmaier

Isolde Brielmaier is the Executive Director of Arts, Culture & Community at Westfield, Assistant Professor of Critical Studies in Tisch's Department of Photography, Imaging and Emerging Media at NYU, and Curator-at-Large at the Tang Museum. She has also held positions at the Guggenheim, the Bronx Museum of Art, and as Chief Curator for SCAD Museum of Art. She holds a PhD from Columbia University. 

Carrie Mae Weems, “The Considered,” Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. ©Carrie Mae Weems

Above: Photograph by Brielmaier's husband, Mangue Banzima.

Installation view of "Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists" at the Bronx Museum, 2011.

In her time at SCAD, Brielmaier organized several exhibitions and installations by celebrated artists including "Carrie Mae Weems: Considered" in 2016, which sought to draw conversations between several of the artists photographic and film works, and "Life’s Link: A Fred Wilson Installation Inspired by the Collections of Walter O. Evans", which examined works belonging to the retired surgeon and avid collector of African American art. In 2011, she curated "Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists" at the Bronx Museum, which placed the prolific work of Catlett in related to contemporary artists, such as Hank Willis Thomas, Xaviera Simmons, and Renee Cox, among others. 

Brielmaier has contributed writing on contemporary art and culture to several journals, exhibition catalogues and artists monographs, notably the first monographs of the work of South African photographer, Zwelethu Mthetwa and Colombian, photographer Hector Acebes.  

BAHM | 2.8.18 | Allison Glenn

BAHM | 2.8.18 | Allison Glenn

BAHM | 2.6.18 | Naima Keith

BAHM | 2.6.18 | Naima Keith