Weekly Roundup

Laurie Simmons. "Yellow Hair/Red Coat/Snow/Selfi," 2014. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York, NY.

Laurie Simmons, Yellow Hair/Red Coat/Snow/Selfi, 2014; pigment print; 70 × 48 inches. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York, NY

Laurie Simmons explores Japanese cosplay, Sarah Sze celebrates a new publication, Kerry James Marshall receives an award, and more in this week’s roundup.

  • Kigurumi, Dollers, and How We See will feature new works by Laurie Simmons in which she explores a sub-genre of Japanese cosplay called Kigurumi. Cosplay is “a performance art in which participants wear costumes to represent a specific character or idea and often interact in groups to create a subculture based on role-play.” Read Simmons’s work statement online. The exhibition opens March 7 at Salon 94 (New York, NY) and continues through April 28.
  • Yinka Shonibare MBE: Making Eden is on view at Blain|Southern (Berlin, Germany). Shonibare’s first solo show in a Berlin gallery, it brings together a new body of work that explores the theme of revolution. Closes April 19.
  • Shonibare’s also has an installation at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA). Space Walk features a man and woman—dressed in brightly colored space suits, and wearing backpacks and helmets—floating near a projected image of the Apollo 13 space capsule. Closes early spring 2014.
  • Mel Chin: Rematch is at the New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA). The most expansive presentation of Chin’s work to-date, it grew out of extensive research and archiving of the artist’s work and practice, and uncovers rarely seen materials from the past four decades. Closes March 25.
  • Gabriel Orozco has a retrospective exhibition at the Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden). Natural Motion presents the artist’s highly elaborate objects made in a diverse range of media—painting, installation, sculpture and photography. Closes May 4.
  • Works by An-My-Lê, Carrie Mae Weems, and Cindy Sherman are included in Wide Angle at the University of Kentucky Art Museum (Lexington, KY). The exhibition examines the history of American photography in the twentieth- and early twenty-first century through the work of both major and lesser-known artists. Closes April 27.
  • Kerry James Marshall is recipient of this year’s prestigious Wolfgang Hahn Prize. Art critic and curator Elena Filipovic remarked, “The Wolfgang Hahn Prize is proud to recognize this African American artist whose oeuvre testifies to one of the most engaged positions in painting today.” The award ceremony will take place on April 12.

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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 the Magazine's "Weekly Roundup."

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