Hiroshi Sugimoto has a retrospective exhibition in Korea, Julie Mehretu and Carrie Mae Weems are featured in Elle magazine, Mark Bradford designs lift tickets, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Hiroshi Sugimoto’s retrospective exhibition is on view at the Samsung Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea). The artist’s installations, videos, and well-known photographs of the last forty years are on view through March 23, 2014.
- Jacolby Satterwhite, Saya Woolfalk, and Coco Fusco will participate in a public conversation about afrofuturism and STEAM education on January 9. (I will moderate the discussion.) Organized by the Studio Museum in Harlem, the event is being held in conjunction with their current exhibitions, The Shadows Took Shape and Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, which feature works by Satterwhite, Laylah Ali, Ellen Gallagher, and Trenton Doyle Hancock.
- Kalup Linzy is the first artist to teach performance in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. In an article on Huffington Post Linzy provides a recap of his two recent courses, sharing pictures of class lectures, videos created by his students, and a class playlist.
- Ai Weiwei was interviewed by Didi Kirsten Tatlow for the New York Times. In “Q&A: Ai Weiwei on Creating Art in a Cage” the artist discusses China, “a country he loves, but may not leave.”
- Kerry James Marshall was interviewed by Ellen Mara De Wachter for Frieze magazine. In the article “What You See” Marshall discusses “visibility, identity, and black people on Mars.”
- Mark Bradford has designed this season’s lift tickets for Aspen Skiing Company in partnership with the Aspen Art Museum. Bradford based his design on merchant posters. The brightly colored tickets include messages like “Rich Boy, Sober Living” and “Artist of the Year.”