Carrie Mae Weems’s work travels to the Guggenheim, Elizabeth Murray’s prints are up at Stanford, Laurie Anderson discusses happiness, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY) on January 24. The exhibition traces the evolution of Weems’s career over the last 30 years and features photographs, such as her Kitchen Table Series, written texts, audio recordings, and videos. Closes May 14. Weems discussed the show in a recent interview with Charmaine Picard for Blouin Artinfo.
- Weems has been selected for the 2014 BET Honors award, which recognizes African American achievements in music, art, literature, entertainment, and education, among other fields. Other 2014 honorees include Aretha Franklin and Berry Gordy. The ceremony will air February 24.
- Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos opens at SUNY New Paltz’s Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (New Paltz, NY) on January 22. The exhibition is devoted to the finely-crafted costumes, objects, furniture, and drawings that Kelley creates for her videos. Closes April 13.
- Kara Walker’s Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power opens at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (Eugene, OR) on January 25. The exhibition features 60 objects from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. Closes April 6.
- “Her”: Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986–2006 is now on view at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center (Palo Alto, CA). The show includes 42 groundbreaking prints made from 1986 through the last two decades of Murray’s career. Closes March 30.
- Ursula von Rydingsvard’s work is included in the group exhibition Fact of the Matter at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery (New York, NY). Organized by Socrates Sculpture Park, this is the first time in over two decades that Socrates has done an offsite exhibition indoors. Closes May 16.
- LaToya Ruby Frazier is a 2014 Guna S. Mundheim Visual Arts Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. At the Academy, Frazier will work on her project Framework: Activism, Memory and the Social Landscape, and complete her first book, The Notion of Family, to be published by Aperture Foundation in the fall.
- Ai Weiwei was interviewed for Spiegel International. Ai discusses how Beijing authorities monitor his movements, and have prevented him from leaving the country for three years now.
- In a public conversation at the Rubin Museum (New York, NY) Laurie Anderson spoke with psychologist Daniel Gilbert about happiness, reality, and how our perceptions of certain moments shape what we believe to be true. Listen to excerpts below: