In this week’s roundup Mariah Robertson explores feelings and monsters, Kerry James Marshall is chosen for a presidential panel, Marina Abramović will appear in a new 3D film, and more.
- Mariah Robertson’s exhibition Permanent Puberty is on view at American Contemporary (New York, NY) through December 20. Robertson uses photographic chemicals, sans camera, to make large, color-splattered prints that blur the line between abstract painting and abstract photography. In Robertson’s exhibition statement she elaborates on her process and mentions a new silent film about “personal demons.”
- Kerry James Marshall has been selected for President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The committee works to bridge the interests of federal agencies and the private sector and supports projects that increase participation in the arts and humanities.
- Laurie Simmons and her daughter Lena Dunham were both honored at this year’s Women in the Arts luncheon at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY). Both women are recognized for their contributions to the field of visual arts.
- James Turrell was an honoree at Pratt Institute’s fifteenth annual Legends Awards (New York, NY). The event honors major figures in art design, architecture, and other creative fields while raising funds for the school’s competitive scholarship programs.
- Richard Serra: New Sculpture, featuring new works in steel, is installed at both Gagosian galleries in Chelsea (New York, NY) through January 25, 2014. For updates on the show follow Gagosian Gallery on Twitter (@GagosianNY) and on Instagram (@GagosianGallery).
- Marina Abramović will appear in a new 3D film by Matthu Placek. A Portrait of Marina Abramović shows Abramović nude, standing in the middle of the empty building in Hudson, New York that will eventually be converted into the Marina Abramović Institute. The film will screen at the Jewel Box during Art Basel Miami Beach (Miami, FL). Screenings are every fifteen minutes between 6pm and 3am every night. This event is free and open to the public.
- The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, a performance by Robert Wilson will have its US premiere (and its only New York run) in Park Avenue Armory’s soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall, December 12–21. The production re-imagines the life and work of Marina Abramović, from her challenging childhood in the former Yugoslavia to her present day work as a performance artist.