First Spring Round-Up

Mark Dion, "Death of a Giant" (2009). Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

Mark Dion, "Death of a Giant" (2009). Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.

Things to see:

  • Mel Chin will be giving a free lecture on Tuesday, March 24, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Arlington Arts Center as part of the closing reception for PUBLIC/PRIVATE, an exhibition juxtaposing art out in the world that requires the viewer’s direct physical participation with works about the artist’s immediate social or domestic sphere. Chin’s talk will also serve as the kickoff for the FUNDRED/PAYDIRT Project in Arlington public schools.
  • Richard Tuttle‘s exhibition Walking on Air opened March 20th at Pace Wildenstein.  The show runs through April 25 and includes twelve new works of overlapping, dyed fabric cloths that suggest in non-ambiguous terms the relationship between the abstract and the real.
  • Also opening over the weekend was Ancient Evenings: Libretto, an exhibition of new drawings by Matthew Barney at Gladstone Gallery in Brussels.  Ancient Evenings is a seven act opera chronicling the seven stages the soul passes through after the death of the body, and is loosely based on Norman Mailer’s 1983 Egyptian-set novel. The show runs through May 9.

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