In this week’s roundup, Collier Schorr’s cover photo buzz, Ida Applebroog’s art talk, Kara Walker’s giddy embrace, Alfredo Jaar’s Marxist table, and more.
- Collier Schorr‘s black-and-white photo of the androgynous model Andrej Pejic makes the cover of Dossier magazine’s April issue #7.
- Barbara Kruger and Carrie Mae Weems are part of a group exhibition entitled Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art. This Philadelphia Museum of Art show presents work by artists who used photography to address some of the most salient political and social issues of the late 1970s through the early 1990s, including feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis, and gay activism. The exhibition closes in summer 2011.
- Ida Applebroog discusses her work on occasion of her exhibition at Hauser & Wirth London, Savile Row. The show closes on April 30.
- Laurie Anderson is the subject of the cover story of the April 2011 issue of Art Review magazine. The article coincides with the opening of a new exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery in London titled Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s, which runs through May 22.
- Kara Walker‘s Dust Jackets for the Niggerati- and Supporting Dissertations, Drawings submitted ruefully by Dr. Kara E. Walker at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (NYC) will feature new drawings and texts on paper. The artist explores what she calls a “giddy embrace” of the figural and the narrative, as well as themes of transition and migration that run throughout the African American experience in the 20th century. This exhibition will run from April 22—June 4.
- In a concurrent exhibition, Fall Frum Grace, Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale at the Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York City, Walker explores her own experience in the Mississippi Delta. The video on display is a shadow puppet narrative which follows the travails of “Miss Pipi” and is intercut with “abstracts” of a surreal and violent nature.
- Alfredo Jaar‘s The Marx Lounge at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam has been transformed into a reading room with a large reading table that offers a myriad of publications with topics spanning Marxist theory, capitalism, neo-liberalism, post-colonialism, globalization, cultural theory, politics and philosophy. The exhibition is on view until June 5.