Admission is free during the evening event series ‘Design the Night’ at RISD Museum. This week you can check out What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present, and the Providence-issue launch of the publication Outpost Journal. Bill Van Siclen writes for the ProJo,
Organized by the museum’s longtime contemporary art curator, Judith Tannenbaum, and Dan Nadel, a Brooklyn-based critic and publisher, the show features the work of nearly 30 artists who live and work outside global art centers such as New York and London. Perhaps for that reason, many of the show’s contributors are associated with larger multi-artist groups, including the Bay Area’s Funk movement and the Michigan-based art collective Destroy All Monsters.
As well as the performance art collective/noise band Forcefield, a product of the Fort Thunder scene. ‘What Nerve’ runs through January 4th in the Chace Center Galleries.
Design the Night, free, 5pm to 9pm, Thursday, September 18, RISD Museum, two entrances: 224 Benefit Street, 20 North Main Street, (directions)