Weekly Roundup

Carrie Mae Weems, "In The Edge of Time–Ancient Rome," 2006; digital c-print, 73 x 61 inches, edition of 5, with 2 artist proofs. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Carrie Mae Weems, In The Edge of Time—Ancient Rome, 2006; digital c-print, 73 x 61 inches, edition of 5, with 2 artist proofs. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

In this week’s roundup Carrie Mae Weems tackles issues of identity and belonging, Kimsooja has a thirty-year retrospective, Ai Weiwei organizes a film program, and more.

  • Carrie Mae Weems is in a group show at Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco, CA). Seven Sisters features ethnically diverse and world-renowned artists’ commentaries on the intersection of ethics, race, culture, and self-expression. In The Edge of Time—Ancient Rome Weems tackles questions of identity and belonging. A black-clad figure serves as a muse and a leader. Weems says, “This woman can stand in for me and for you; she leads you into history. She’s a witness and a guide.” Closes December 7.
  • A thirty-year retrospective of Kimsooja’s work is on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, Canada). Kimsooja Unfolding ranges from early textile-based pieces to installations and single- and multi-channel videos that look at time, memory, displacement, and the relationship between the human body and the material world. Closes January 26, 2014.
  • Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) has two retrospective exhibitions opening on October 26 in Edinburgh (Scotland). I Give Everything Away, featuring a selection of works on paper, will be on view at Fruitmarket Gallery through February 23. A Woman Without Secrets, a major retrospective of Bourgeois’s later career, will be on view at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art through May 18.
  • Charles Atlas’s sound collaboration with the New Humans was presented by BMW at Frieze London (October 17-20 at Regent’s Park). The piece played in BMW VIP cars to and from the fair. The nine-minute track is still available online.

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Nettrice Gaskins is an artist, educator, and member of the vibrant community of practitioner/theorists in the Digital Media PhD program at Georgia Tech. Gaskins compiles Art21's "Weekly Roundup."

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