Mary Mattingly rolls her personal possessions around Ontario, Laurie Anderson takes the stage at Celebrate Brooklyn!, Trenton Doyle Hancock talks cartoons and comics, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Mary Mattingly is participating in CAFKA.14 (Ontario, Canada), and international biennial in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo. On view until June 29, Mary Mattingly, House and Universe: Sphere and Cube features two sculptures—a large sphere and a large cube, consisting of the artist’s personal possessions bound together with rope. On June 21, the artist will roll her sculpture from Kitchener City Hall to Waterloo Public Square.
- Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff is divided between two venues in Spain: the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, which focuses on Marshall’s historical works and paintings, and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona where the artist’s more recent works are on view. The Tàpies installation is complemented by Marshall’s “personal collection of image cuttings that form a reservoir of references on black representation in art and wider culture.” Closes October 26.
- Laurie Anderson will join a “surprising lineup of special guests”—including Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Bill Laswell, Bruce Hornsby, Flea, David Murray, Geri Allen, Henry Threadgill, James Blood Ulmer, Patti Smith, Ravi Coltrane, and Thurston Moore—for a tribute to jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman. The concert takes place on June 12 as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park (Brooklyn, New York).
- William Kentridge’s installation The Refusal of Time, a five-channel video that had its world premiere at Documenta 13, opens at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art (Espoo, Finland) on June 18. Kentridge’s animation Other Faces (2011), held in EMMA’s collection, is also on view. Closes September 14.
- Trenton Doyle Hancock and American cartoonist and comics theorist Scott McCloud were recently in conversation at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (Texas) as part of Comicpalooza, and in conjunction with the exhibition Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing. Watch the recording online.