In this week’s roundup Allora & Calzadilla’s ode to joy, several women artist cross divides, and more.
- Allora & Calzadilla are exhibiting a new work in Documenta 13 in Germany and their Kaldor Public Art Project will be presented in the Cowen Gallery at Melbourne’s State Library of Victoria. Stop, repair, prepare creates a relationship between the sculpture, the piano player and the piece of music and will be on view from November 16 – December 6.
- Works by Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Shahzia Sikander, and Nancy Spero are examined in G. Roger Denson’s Women’s Mythopoetic Art: Going Back to Start, Heroically. This entry is part six of a seven-part series, XX CHROMOSOCIAL: WOMEN ARTISTS CROSS THE HOMOSOCIAL DIVIDE.
- Kiki Smith was interviewed about her site-specific installation at Time Square (NYC). Chorus is a stained-glass cutout of Josephine Baker that “sits among a constellation of multicolored star sculptures in hand-blown, translucent, iridized, and modeled glass.” The work is on display until September 4 at 46th Street and 8th Avenue.
- Fred Wilson‘s E Pluribus Unum was discontinued due to elicited widespread local reaction but is still a much-debated topic. Wilson proposed to isolate and separately re-create a sole freed slave holding high a colorful flag showing all the places in the world affected by the historic dispersion of Africans. Agnes Gund recently covered this debate in Public Art and Argument for the Huffington Post.
- Mark your calendars now for Woyzeck on the Highveld, a collaboration between William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company (creators of the Tony Award winning War Horse). This production is an adaptation of German writer Georg Büchner’s famous, unfinished play of jealousy, murder, and the struggle of a common man against an uncaring society which eventually destroys him. The performances take place September 27 – 30 as part of the MCA Global Stage series. In conjunction with the performances, the exhibition MCA DNA: William Kentridge will be on view September 22 – March 17, 2013.