In this week’s roundup Kiki Smith explores light and clarity, Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley take on Scotland, and more.
- Kiki Smith presents new work at the Barbara Gross Galerie (Munich). Moments of Clarity features art that examines the issue of sources and communication of artistic inspiration. Here, light serves as a metaphor for illumination, enlightenment, and the breath of life. The exhibition runs until January 12, 2013.
- Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Paul McCarthy, and Mike Kelley are part of a group exhibition on view at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Edinburgh). From Death to Death and Other Small Tales brings together approximately 130 works from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection highlighting the significance of the body as a theme in 20th and 21st century art practices, and enables audiences to view many world-class artworks that have never before been seen in Scotland. The show closes September 8, 2013. A video about the show can be viewed here.
- Robert Adams will present his work at The Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid). Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs is considered one of the most significant and influential chroniclers of the American West. The exhibition will include nearly 300 black and white photographs made between 1965 and 2007 that present American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The exhibition will run January 16–May 20, 2013.
- Josephine Halvorson has a solo exhibition at the Galerie Nelson-Freeman (Paris). Side By Side refers to paintings the artist produced in Paris and in general. Halvorson uses a very special color palette to paint almost smooth vertical surfaces and objects such as flaps, blackboards, frescoes and steles. It seeks to create a synthesis between the pictorial and the surface of the object. The show runs through January 26.
- Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a film featuring Ai Weiwei, has been awarded the Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award that honors the best in broadcast and digital reporting. The documentary is an intimate and compelling portrayal of an extraordinary artist on the cusp of history in China. It premieres on Independent Lens in February 2013. The trailer can be seen here.
- Mark Bradford‘s recent collaboration with Benjamin Millepied can now be viewed online via MoCAtv. The L.A. Dance Project’s Framework took place last July at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles). Bradford and Millepied performed in two 30-minute site-specific duets held in the museum’s galleries.