In this week’s roundup, Laurie Anderson performs for Japan aid, Maya Lin is honored, several artists are keeping it real in London, work by An-My Lê and Richard Serra soon to come at The Met, and much more.
- Laurie Anderson and several others will perform at a Japan Society concert to benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Concert for Japan will be a 12-hour marathon event on Saturday, April 9, in New York City to benefit organizations that directly help people affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan.
- Maya Lin is the winner of an architecture medal presented by The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. The Thomas Jefferson Medals recognize the achievements of those who excel in areas in which Jefferson did significant work.
- Do Ho Suh, Kimsooja, and Mark Bradford are part of a group of artists whose work is included in The Spirituality of Place at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Gutstein Gallery. The show focuses on artists working in a variety of media who explore the sense, spirit and memory of place and reinterpret it poetically through their art. This exhibition closes on April 17.
- Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Mike Kelley, Julie Mehretu, Arturo Herrera, Gabriel Orozco and other artists are part Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in 4 Acts: Act 4: Material Intelligence at Whitechapel Gallery (London). These artists use existing images as a material in their work, including cuttings from newspapers or using common technologies such as desktop scanners, they heighten the physicality of their chosen images by cropping, distorting and layering them. The exhibition is on view from March 18 – May 22.
- Fred Wilson‘s first solo exhibition in London is at Karsten Schubert. Fred Wilson: Works 1993-2011 features work that engages with issues such as cultural heritage, racial stereotyping, ownership and privilege. The show is currently on view and closes on May 27.
- Mel Chin is part of the lineup of speakers for a symposium entitled The Freedom of the City: Models of Urban Engagement and Creativity in the 21st Century at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts (Dallas). The event will take place on April 9, from 10 am to 4 pm.
- An-My Lê created a new 5-part work shot onboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower during its semi-annual passage through the Suez Canal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents this work for After the Gold Rush: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, a title taken from a classic 1970 song by Neil Young and is inspired by the recent political and economic upheavals in America and abroad. The exhibition will be on view through January 2, 2012.
- Richard Serra will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) for Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective which follows the artist’s investigation of drawing as an activity both independent from and linked to his sculptural practice. The exhibition will run from April 13 through August 28.
- Kimsooja‘s An Album: Hudson Guild will be screened at the School of Visual Arts Theater in NYC on April 12 at 7 pm. The free public screening is presented by More Art and it will be followed by a conversation with the artist along with authors Eleanor Heartney and Jane Farver.