Weekly Roundup

Alfredo Jaar. "A Logo for America," 1987. Digital color video, 10 min., 25 sec., edition 2/6; original animation commissioned by Public Art Fund for Spectacolor Sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund. Courtesy the artist.

Alfredo Jaar. A Logo for America, 1987. Digital color video, 10 min., 25 sec., edition 2/6; original animation commissioned by Public Art Fund for Spectacolor Sign, Times Square, New York, April 1987. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund. Courtesy the artist.

Alfredo Jaar, Gabriel Orozco, and other artists exhibit at the Guggenheim, Maya Lin turns a sculpture into a speaker system, William Wegman is way up in Maine, and more in this week’s roundup.

  • Maya Lin’s Sound Ringa speaker system that echoes sounds of birds, lemurs, and other animalsis on view at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithaca, NY). The sculpture is part of Lin’s project What Is Missing?, a memorial to extinct, endangered or threatened species and habitats. The lab’s Macaulay Library archive provided recordings used in this piece to reproduce habitat soundscapes. Additional sounds will be added over time.
  • LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Born By a River is at the Seattle Art Museum through June 22. The exhibition includes photographs from two ongoing bodies of work—images capturing her family and their environs The Notion of Family and aerial photographs that document the conditions and fate of the town.
  • Kara Walker has organized Ruffneck Constructivists, a group show at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA). The exhibition brings together eleven artists who define a contemporary manifesto of urban architecture and change. Walker calls it “a nexus between bebop, hip-hop, modern architecture, state control and violently passionate self-determination.” Closes August 17.

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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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