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Katy Donahue interviews Charles Gaines for Whitewall: “The idea behind this work is to bring the basic racist assumptions that underlie the critique of the concept into the light of day by arguing (through representation) that identity politics is an old concept that is part of a larger evolution of ideas that helped establish what it means to be human, what it means to be an individual, hence what it means to have an identity.”

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June 5, 2018 Charles Gaines Artist News Permalink

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Charles Gaines in Vulture’s “9 Art Shows to See This Week On and Off Frieze Island”: “If the spectacle of Fair week leaves you wanting art that’s put at the service of the mind, as Duchamp put it, this is one Chelsea show that will deliver some brain food.”

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May 1, 2018 Charles Gaines Artist News Permalink

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Charles Gaines will participate in ARTISTS TALK at The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica. Moderated by Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum. Monday, May 21, 2018.

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March 27, 2018 Charles Gaines Artist News Permalink

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Charles Gaines in Artforum’s 500 Words. “Through ‘systems’ I could go where the imagination couldn’t and bring things that otherwise would not be thought about to light.”

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December 19, 2017 Charles Gaines Artist News Permalink

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A Visionary Recital (after Terry Adkins) at MoMA Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m. In A Visionary Recital (after Terry Adkins) Charles Gaines (percussion), Jason Moran (piano), and Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) improvise around a new musical composition, written by Gaines, based on a scrolling projection of Lone Wolf Recital Corps text translated letter-by-letter into musical notation.

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September 21, 2017 Charles Gaines Artist News Permalink